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Guinea placed on human rights watchlist ahead of referendum

Guinea has been placed on the CIVICUS Monitor human rights watchlist ahead of the proposed referendum on 22nd March. This list draws attention to countries where there has been a rapid decline in civic and democratic freedoms in recent...

Defiant Conde pick March 22 as new date for Guinea controversial referendum

While nations around the world are busy trying to safeguard their nations against the coronavirus pandemic Guinea's President Alpha Conde has his mind set on controversial referendum that has led to the the death of scores of protesters.In apparent...

Guinea controversial referendum delayed again

Guinea has delayed a controversial referendum for a second time.President Alpha Condé initially delayed it last month saying there would be a "slight postponement" because of concerns about the fairness of the process.Voters were also due to elect members...

Two Guinea protest leaders in custody

Two prominent figures from Guinea's anti-government protest movement have been charged with assault and kept in custody in the capital, one of their lawyers said.Guinea has been rocked by huge demonstrations over proposed constitutional reforms that many fear will...

Fear drives injured Guinea oppositions to clandestine clinic for help

In a dingy room reeking of blood and sweat in Guinea's capital Conakry, a volunteer doctor treats a man with bullet wounds in his legs as he tries to suppress his groans.Hidden inside a gated compound a stone's throw...

Opposition wants Guinea referendum scrapped, calls to keep up anti-govt protests

Guinea's opposition on Saturday called for the cancellation of a referendum on changing the constitution, as fresh protests against President Alpha Conde's government broke out in the capital Conakry.Conde on Friday announced the referendum, originally planned for Sunday, would...

African Union recalled observers for Guinea vote forcing delay

Details from the forced postponement of Guinea's referendum indicates that the African Union on Friday had recalled a team sent to observe the constitutional referendum and legislative elections on Sunday.The European Union also had voiced its concern.In a statement,...

Guinea’s Conde bows to pressure delays referendum

Guinea's President Alpha Conde announced a "slight postponement" of Sunday's referendum on whether to adopt a new constitution, following mounting international criticism over the poll's fairness.The government argues that the draft constitution would, among other things, codify gender equality...

Guinea braces for disputed referendum that could extend Conde’s rule

When Alpha Conde was elected president of Guinea in 2010, the veteran opposition leader vowed to restore democracy after decades of authoritarian rule.Ten years later, many fear Conde, who turns 82 next week, is laying the groundwork to cling...

Guinea’s Conde snubs Ecowas delegations

Guinea's President Alpha Condé has refused to meet a delegation of West African leaders as the country heads towards a referendum that could allow him run for a third term, reports Radio France Internationale (RFI).A delegation of heads of...
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