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Guinea’s Conde unbending in plan to hold disputed referendum

Guinea’s president is sticking with the plan to revise the West African country’s constitution, as he moves on with preparation for a referendum next month, a move that threatened to further inflame political tensions after a series of deadly...

Guinea police under fire for using woman as shield from stone throwing protestors

Police in Guinea are facing a storm of criticism over a viral video that apparently showed them using a woman as a human shield against stone-throwing protestors.The video, whose source cannot be independently verified but whose authenticity has not...

Guinea’s Conde poised for referendum date despite protests

Guinea's President Alpha Conde is set to hold a constitutional referendum next month, government sources said, despite protests led by an opposition alliance fearful that the poll is a ploy to enable him to stay in office.The announcement of...

Guinea activists suspends protest to bury victims and restock

Guinea's opposition has suspended protests against President Alpha Condé's suspected plan to amend the constitution to prolong his rule, the AFP news agency reports.This coincides with the beginning of campaign for the legislative elections scheduled for February 16 which...

Two deaths in Guinea as massive anti-Conde mobilization begins

Two protesters have been shot dead by security forces in Guinea, on the first day of open-ended protests against President Alpha Condé's plan to amend the constitution so he can serve a third term. The protest, which have been severely...

Angry Guinean authority sends warning ahead of opposition protest

Angered by the unrelenting mass action against president Alpha Conde's quest for 3rd term, Guinea authorities has warned that it will respond vigorously to any 'violence' at a planned opposition protest due to start later on Monday.Opponents are accusing...

Guinea oppositions vow to boycott February parliamentary election

Guinea’s opposition parties said Wednesday they will not participate in legislative elections in February and will press to have them delayed if the president does not withdraw a bid to seek another term.The opposition’s declaration comes after demonstrations last...

Dozen injured in renewed anti-Conde protest in Guinea

Thousands of Guineans took to the streets in the capital Conakry in a new anti-government protest on Monday, with partisan violence injuring at least 12 people. Protest has rocked the West African country since mid-October over concerns President Alpha Conde...

Defiant Guinea president pushes constitutional referendum that could keep him in power

Guinea President Alpha Conde said on Thursday that he would seek a public referendum on a new constitution, a move his opponents fear he will use as a pretext to hang onto power beyond the end of his constitutional...

Massive protest against Condé in Guinea

Nearly a million Guineans turned up in Conakry on Tuesday for a massive protest against a possible attempt for a third term in office by President Alpha Condé.Leading opposition official, Fode Oussou Fofana, put the number of protesters at...
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