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Guinea activists jailed for protest against Condé

A court in Guinea's capital, Conakry, has sentenced two activists to one year in prison after they were arrested during pre-election demonstrations.Souleymane Condé and Youssouf Dioubaté were also fined 20m Guinean francs ($1900:£1300) each.They were arrested in September 2020...

Guinea opposition spokesperson dies in detention

Guinea's opposition party, Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), has announced the death of one of its detained spokespersons, Mr. Roger Bamba.Roger Bamba who was detained in September - just before the October polls - was taken to...

Guinean opposition leaders arrested as anti Condé 3rd term unrest rages

AljazeeraGuinean police have launched a sweeping operation against opposition politicians and activists following deadly post-election violence in the country.Officers on Wednesday arrested the vice president of Guinea’s leading opposition party, the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG). More...

Gunfire, barricades in Guinea as Condé heads for third term

ReutersGunfire rang out across Guinea’s capital Conakry on Friday and security forces dispersed protesters after results showed President Alpha Conde winning re-election in a poll that the opposition says was unconstitutional.Conde, 82, won around twice as many votes as...

Guinea President Conde wins re-election in landslide

ReutersGuinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a landslide re-election victory, preliminary results showed on Thursday, giving him a third term in office after a bitterly fought election that has sparked deadly street violence.With 37 of 38 electoral districts counted,...

Guinea opposition candidate declare self winner of presidential poll

ReutersGuinea opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo declared on Monday that he had won the first round of the hotly contested October 18 presidential election, heralding a potential stand-off with election authorities.“Despite the serious anomalies that marred the smooth running...

Over 90 killed in protests against Guinea’s Condé 3rd term bid

Over 90 people have been killed in a crackdown on protests against Guinea's President Alpha Conde's bid to seek a controversial third term in elections at the weekend, a leading opposition group said Monday.The 82-year-old is bidding for re-election...

Amnesty condemns Guinea crackdown on protest

AljazeeraGuinea has failed to hold security forces accountable for the lethal crackdown on anti-government protests since last year, Amnesty International said on Thursday, ahead of this month’s presidential poll.At least 50 people were killed during protests against President Alpha...

Guinea’s Conde officially confirm bid for 3rd term in office

Guinea's president Alpha Conde on Wednesday accepted his party's nomination to run for a controversial 3rd term as president, a move which had thrown the nation into conflict since 2019.The acceptance also ended months of hiding his ambition to...

Guinea’s Alpha Condé gets wish, set for a 3rd term run

Guinea's president Alpha Condé gets his wish as the ruling party on Thursday urged him to seek a third term in elections due this year, a scenario that has sparked clashes in the West African state.Under Guinea's constitution, presidents...
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