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Guinea: At least 30 killed in post-election violence

– Advertisement – At least 30 people have been reported dead in a post-election violence in Guinea after President Alpha Condé won this month’s disputed election. Tension has been heightening in the country since the election results were declared with the opposition rejecting them. Supporters of the opposition have been clashing with security forces for days now resulting in deaths. The electoral commission confirmed President Alpha Condé’s controversial third term in office last week. Preliminary results from the electoral commission showed that the 82-year-old secured 59.5% of the vote. –…

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Guinea: Tension heightens after Alpha Condé secures third term

“We are still going to refer the matter to the constitutional court, without having too many expectations,” Mr Diallo told Agence France-Presse. – Advertisement – He added that “We are going to protest against this electoral hold-up through the street. We are in the process of building a case, which is very difficult since our office is occupied, we don’t have access to our documents, but we are nevertheless going to refer the matter to the constitutional court.” Meanwhile the ruling party has asked the opposition to desist from violence…

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Guinea Election: 82-year-old Alpha Condé heads to victory

– Advertisement – Guinea’s President, Alpha Condé is heading to victory in the recently held presidential elections. Preliminary results of Sunday’s election shows that the 82-year-old leader is set for a first round victory. On Thursday the election commission released another set of results showing that Alpha Conde is the clear leader in the race. According to results from 37 out of 38 electoral districts, Mr. Conde has a lead of 1.2 million votes, Reuters news agency reports. His main challenger, the opposition candidate, Cellou Dalein Diallo, has however decried…

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Guinea: At least 10 killed in deadly post-election violence

– Advertisement – Post-election violence in Guinea has led to the death of at least 10 people, according to the country’s security minister. Results from the 14 constituencies out of 34 puts incumbent President Alpha Condé in the lead over his main challenger Cellou Dalein Diallou. But Cellou Dalein Diallou had earlier claimed victory and decried “anomalies” with results being announced by the electoral commission. In a statement, the security ministry blamed the deaths on shootings and stabbings in the capital Conakry and elsewhere in the country. “This strategy of…

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Guinea Election: Alpha Conde leads as opposition decries fraud

– Advertisement – Preliminary results of Guinea presidential election puts the incumbent Alpha Conde ahead for four of the country’s 38 voting districts. The results were released by electoral commission chair Kabinet Cisse late Tuesday showing that President Conde has a strong lead. Kabinet Cissé, the Electoral Commission Chief, read out the results as follows, “Professor Alpha Condé, RPG-Arc-en-ciel, votes obtained: 104,450, or 49.13%. Mamadou Cellou Dalein Diallo, UFDG, 85.658, or 40,29%.” But Alpha Conde’s main challenger Cellou Dalein Diallo who had claimed victory earlier on Monday has dismissed the…

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Guinea: Vote counting underway in tense presidential poll

– Advertisement – Counting of ballots in Guinea’s presidential election is underway after citizens cast their vote on Sunday. Provisional results are expected to be announced 72 hours after closure of polling stations. To be declared winner a presidential candidate must secure more than 50% of the vote else there will be a second round on 24 November. Candidates will have eight days to lodge appeals when results are declared. If no appeals are lodged the final results will be deemed uncontested. Twelves candidates contested the presidential election with incumbent…

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Guineans vote in crucial poll as Alpha Condé seeks third term

– Advertisement – Guineans are voting to choose a new president as incumbent Alpha Conde seeks a third term in office. His decision to seek a third term has been controversial after the constitution was amended in a referendum to grant him the opportunity to run again. Conde’s main challenger in Sunday’s election is Cellou Dalein Diallo of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG). Diallo, 68 is a former prime minister who lost to Mr Condé in both 2010 and 2015 elections. The country’s Independent National Electoral Commission…

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Guinea: Tension high as army commander is killed ahead of poll

– Advertisement – The killing of a senior army officer in Guinea, Col Mamady Condé has heightened tension in the West African nation ahead of presidential election on Sunday. Col. Condé’s death is coming just two days before the crucial presidential election which is already characterized by protests. Local media reported that Armed men shot Col Condé dead on Friday at a military camp in Kindia, 130km (80 miles) north-east of the capital, Conakry. According to reports there was an attempted mutiny with soldiers seizing weapons to free some of…

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Guinea closes border with neighbours ahead of election

– Advertisement – Guinea officials have said the country’s border with Senegal and Guinea-Bissau have been closed ahead of the general elections. Officials in government said the closure was for security reasons as citizens prepare to vote on October 18. Guinea-Bissau’s Interior Minister, Botche Cande was quoted by AFP as saying that the border had been closed since Sunday. Guinea’s constitutional court this month approved 82-year-old President Alpha Condé’s third term bid. The court also gave the green light to 11 other candidates, including the main opposition challenger Cellou Dalein…

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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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