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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...

Showdown looms as Guinea opposition plan to boycott and stop 2020 legislative vote

The opposition in the West African state of Guinea vowed Monday to boycott legislative elections set for February 16 and “prevent” them from taking place, in a dispute focussed on the country’s electoral roll.“We have decided we cannot take...

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...

More death in Guinea as protests against Alpha Conde rages on

A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea on Thursday during protests against President Alpha Conde’s perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister said.At least fourteen people have now died since demonstrations erupted in the West African country...
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Guinea’s Conde poised for referendum date despite protests

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