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Teenager shot dead as clashes erupt at Guinea funeral march

A teenage mourner shot in the stomach in clashes between Guinean police and protesters at a funeral march for those killed in recent anti-government demonstrations, dies in the hospital, the opposition and the victim's family said.Violence erupted as hundreds...

Four protesters shot in Conakry as Guinea police fire at funeral procession

At least two people were shot and wounded in Guinea's capital on Monday during clashes between police and protesters attending the funerals of victims of violence in recent demonstrations, an AFP correspondent and doctors said.Violence erupted after hundreds marched...

Guinea’s Conde reshuffles cabinet amid rumors of civil unrest

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde reshuffled his government overnight, appointing new finance and security ministers among others. No official reason was given for the sweeping changes, announced by state TV on Sunday, which followed the appointment of a new prime minister,...

Guinea’s Conde slams Bollore graft probe as slander

Guinean President Alpha Conde said on Friday that he would file a complaint in Paris over “slanderous denunciation” in a probe by the French authorities into tycoon Vincent Bollore’s Africa operations. Bollore is under formal investigation over allegations that his...

5 killed in Guinea as police clamp down on students protesting teachers’ strike

At least five people were killed Monday when police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students who demonstrated with stones and sticks amid teacher strikes that have kept them out of class for weeks. Guinea's government announced the...
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