Category Archives: Guiné

Protests in Guinea on President Alpha Conde’s bid to extend term

Via: Aljazeera

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Guinea are expected to take to the streets again over President Alpha Conde’s proposal to hold a referendum to change the constitution. They are angry because Conde wants to change the constitution to allow him to govern beyond his final, second term. Opposition parties have threatened to boycott the vote. More than 30 people have died since demonstrations began in October.

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Mass anti-government protests turn violent in Guinea

Via: Aljazeera

Thousands took to the streets in Guinea in a new anti-government protest on Monday, with partisan violence injuring at least 12 people. The West African country has been hit by rolling protests since mid-October over concerns President Alpha Conde plans to stay in office for a third term. The violence comes after the political opposition said it would prevent legislative elections – planned for February 16 – from taking place, citing irregularities in the electoral roll. Conde is a former opposition figure himself who was jailed under Guinea’s previous authoritarian regimes.

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