Guinea

  • Africa & World

    Guinea President Alpha Conde cornered by heavy gunfire in Conakry

    HEAVY gunfire was heard in the centre of Guinea’s capital of Conakry on Sunday morning, according to a Reuters witness and videos shared on social media. A military source said the only bridge connecting the mainland to the Kaloum district, which houses most of the ministries and the presidential palace, had been sealed off and many soldiers — some heavily…

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  • Africa & World

    Guinea President Alpha Conde poised for landslide election win

    A PRELIMINARY count has shown Guinean President Alpha Conde will win a third term in office following a bitterly fought election that has led to deadly violence. Conde’s opposition says the count was rigged. Preliminary results released Thursday show Guinea’s President Alpha Conde as the winner of a controversial election that keeps him in office as president for a third term. Conde’s…

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    Govt cries foul as opposition leader declares self winner in Guinea

    Opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo has claimed victory in Guinea’s Sunday presidential election, a claim that was immediately met by the government crying foul. Diallo is a Guinean economist and politician who was Prime Minister of Guinea from 2004 to 2006. Previously he held a succession of ministerial posts in the government from 1996 to 2004. Currently he is President…

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