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Presidents of Guinea, Ivory Coast seeking third term
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Mory Kanté: African music star dies aged 70The singer, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, dies in Guinea.
Guinea president's party wins majority in disputed pollsGuinean President Alpha Conde's party won more than two-thirds of the seats in legislative elections held last month that were boycotted by the main opposition, the country's electoral commission said...
Guinea voters back change that could extend president's ruleCONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea has voted to change its constitution, according to provisional results from a referendum that could see the West African country's president remain in...
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Guinea holds contentious referendum despite coronavirus outbreakDespite the threat of coronavirus and an opposition boycott, a constitutional referendum was held in Guinea on Sunday that opponents of President Alpha Conde fear could allow him to govern for 12 more..
Violence flares in Guinea as voters cast ballots in contentious referendumVoters in the West African state of Guinea began casting their ballots on Sunday in a bitterly-disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy by President Alpha Conde to stay in power, and that was..
Guineans heading to polls in historic constitution voteConakry (AFP) - Voters in the West African state Guinea were being called to the polls on Sunday for a bitterly-disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy by President Alpha Conde to stay in power...
West African Leaders Are Rolling Back Democratic GainsTaking a page from Vladimir Putin's playbook, undemocratic leaders in Guinea and Togo are seeking to extend their rule through ostensibly democratic means. ......
Kenya, Ethiopia join expanding list of African states with coronavirusKenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Guinea all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, giving the disease a foothold in 18 countries on the African continent.
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Guinea referendum delayed for two weeks amid protestsGuinea's opposition on Saturday called for the cancellation of a referendum on changing the constitution, as fresh protests against President Alpha Conde's government broke out in the capital Conakry.
Guinea's President Condé postpones controversial referendumProtesters have been angered that a new constitution would allow the president to seek a third term.
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Guinea delays constitutional referendum after criticismGuinea's President Alpha Conde announced a slight postponement of Sunday's...
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Guinea delays disputed referendum that could extend veteran Conde's ruleGuinea's President Alpha Conde has delayed Sunday's constitutional referendum and legislative polls for two weeks because of concerns raised by international observers about the electoral roll, he told..
Guinea to vote on new constitution after months of unrestGuineans will be called to vote Sunday on whether to adopt a new...
Guinea's Conde hints at running for third term, brushing aside protestsGuinea's President Alpha Conde has suggested publicly for the first time that he could run for a third term if the national constitution is changed, a move likely to fuel unrest as the country tries to..
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Video shows police in Guinea using a woman as a human shieldA concerned citizen filmed police using a woman as a human shield in Conakry, Guinea on January 29. The FRANCE 24 Observers team spoke with a man who cared for the woman after the incident, to find out..
Portugal minister condemns far-right MP's attack on black colleaguePortugal's justice minister condemned parliament's sole far-right lawmaker on Wednesday for a social media post in which he called for a black fellow MP with dual Portuguese-Guinean citizenship to be..
Did police in Guinea fire on protesters?Thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the west African nation of Guinea on January 13. A deadly crackdown ensued – two people were killed, including one 21-year-old student, and..
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Guinean opposition announces election boycottThe 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..
Fresh Tensions in Guinea as Opposition Cries 'Constitutional Coup'Guinea's political opposition accused the president on Friday of staging a "constitutional coup," prompting fresh tensions in a country wracked by rolling anti-government protests.� President Alpha..
Guinea president announces constitutional referendum that could keep him in powerGuinea 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..
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Demonstrator dies in protests against Guinea presidentA young demonstrator was killed in Guinea on Thursday during protests against President Alpha Conde's perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister told Reuters.
Guinea president replaces security minister following deadly protestsGuinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend his mandate.
In Guinea, two more killed in clashes between police and protestersTwo people were killed in Guinea on Monday, authorities said, as protesters and police clashed during a funeral procession for those killed in earlier protests over a suspected effort by President..
Guinea protesters wounded by gunfire in clashes with policeAt least two people were shot and wounded in Guinea's capital on Monday during clashes between police and protesters attending the funerals of victims of violence in recent demonstrations, an AFP..
Thousands in Guinea march against president's possible third term bidThousands took to the streets of Guinea on Thursday in the largest protest yet over a suspected effort by President Alpha Conde to seek a third term.
Guinea protest leaders sentenced to jail for organizing against presidentFive opposition and civil society leaders in Guinea were convicted and sentenced to prison on Monday for organizing protests against a possible change to the constitution that could let President Alpha..
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What limits? How African leaders cling to power for decadesGuinea erupted in protest this week over proposals to draft a new constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to extend his legal mandate and run for a third term in 2020. ......
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Guinea government confirms nine people killed in political protests this weekNine protesters were killed this week in Guinea during demonstrations against a possible change to the constitution that could let President Alpha Conde seek a third term, the government said on..
At least seven killed in Guinea protests this week: hospital staffGuinea security forces killed at least seven protesters this week during demonstrations against a possible change to the constitution that could let President Alpha Conde seek a third term, hospital..
Guinea: Several killed in protests against new constitutionGuinea's continued crackdown on opposition protests lead to several deaths on Monday. Police opened fire on demonstrators opposing a new constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to run for a..
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At least two dead in Guinea protests against change to constitutionAt least one policeman and a protester were killed on Monday during demonstrations in Guinea against a possible change to the constitution that could let President Alpha Conde seek a third term,..
Tear gas as Guineans protest president's bid to extend powerCONAKRY: Police in Guinea fired tear gas and bullets Monday to disperse thousands of opposition supporters, civil society groups and trade unionists gathering in the capital to protest the president's..
Police in Guinea crack down on protest against constitutional changeProtesters burned tires and threw stones at police in Guinea's capital Conakry on Monday in the first of a series of planned demonstrations against a possible change to the constitution that could let..
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Steinmetz will fight corruption charges in Geneva court: lawyerIsraeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz rejects Swiss corruption charges against him in connection with winning mining contracts in Guinea and will appear in court to fight them, his Geneva lawyer told..
Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz to be tried over 'Guinea bribes'Swiss prosecutors are seeking a prison term for Beny Steinmetz for alleged bribery, which he denies.
French-Israeli diamond magnate to face trial in GenevaFrench-Israeli diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz will go on trial in Geneva over his alleged role in a corruption scandal involving mining deals in Guinea, Swiss prosecutors said Monday. Geneva prosecutor..
Geneva prosecutors indict billionaire Steinmetz in Guinea corruption caseA Swiss prosecutor said on Monday he was seeking prison terms for Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two associates over the alleged payment of bribes linked to the allocation of mining licences in..