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Guinea: ICC prosecutor warns of trials over clashes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has warned the government and the opposition in Guinea that they could face possible trials over ongoing protests and deadly clashes. At least 16 civilians have been killed since last month during demonstrations sparked by believes that President Alpha Condé intends running for office again. The protesters led by the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC), a coalition of politicians and activists are opposing a possible constitutional change that could let Conde seek a third term. But the ICC‘s Chief Prosecutor, Fatou…

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Guinea: Alpha Conde’s possible third term bid sparks protests

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde is coming under intense pressure following reports he could seek a third term in office. These reports have sparked protests with thousands demonstrating on Thursday after similar actions in the past weeks resulted in the jailing of a dozen opposition campaigners and politicians. On Tuesday, twelve FNDC leaders were sentenced to up to a year in prison for organising rallies resulting in the deaths of nine people. There have been violent reactions from the security agencies as well with police opening fire on protesters as they…

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Guinea: Several dead in protest against President Conde

A demonstration to oppose constitutional amendments that could allow Guinean President Alpha Conde to run for a third term has left at least five people dead. The Police clashed with demonstrators in the capital, Conakry and the opposition stronghold of Mamou. At least four demonstrators were reportedly shot dead in Conakry as police opened fire on protesters. Opposition leader Cellou Diallo has told reporters that four protesters had been shot dead. He hinted that the protests will continue until the plan to give President Conde a third term is aborted. “We encourage citizens…

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