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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...

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...

Ethiopia’s Sidama vote on autonomy in latest test for restive regions

Polls opened on Wednesday for Ethiopia’s Sidama people to vote on self-determination in a referendum closely watched by other ethnic groups also seeking more autonomy since reforms by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shook up the national power balance.The special...

Burundi vote in referendum to change president term in office

Burundians vote on Thursday in a referendum that would let President Pierre Nkurunziza stay in power until 2034, raising fears of deeper political repression and ethnic conflict in the Great Lakes nation only a generation after the Rwandan genocide. Nearly...

Exiled Burundian activists want action against Bujumbura

Exiled Burundian activists and the Paris-based FIDH, or International Federation for Human Rights, are sending a strong message to world powers: It's time to impose more effective sanctions and other measures on President Pierre Nkurunziza and his government. Burundian journalist...

Burundi to distribute voter cards for constitutional referendum

Voter cards for Burundi's constitutional referendum on May 17 will start to be distributed Wednesday at registration centers, a spokesperson for the Burundian electoral commission (CENI) said Tuesday. The number of registered voters expected to get voter cards is 4,768,142...

Burundi sets May date for controversial referendum

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday set May 17 as the date for a referendum that could extend his rule for at least a decade. The small Central Africa nation has been unstable since 2015, when Nkurunziza decided to seek...

Mauritania votes to abolish Senate, broaden president’s power

Mauritanians have voted to abolish their Senate and alter their national flag by referendum, the electoral commission announced Sunday, in a clear victory for President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz the day after the vote. While turnout was 53.73 percent, 85...
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