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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