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Nearly two dozen dead in Guinea post-election violence: State TV

Protests are expected to continue in Guinea as opposition express their anger at last week’s disputed election. There have been days of violent demonstrations after President Alpha Conde won a third term. Now regional mediators from the United Nations, African Union and the West African bloc, ECOWAS, are in the …

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Guinea: Diallo says he won round one, election body says no

Guinea’s electoral body has dismissed Cellou Dalein Diallo’s claim of victory in the presidential election. Diallo is the main challenger to incumbent Alpha Conde, who is running for a third term, he accuses the 82-year-old Conde of corruption and mismanaging public funds. Campaigning has seen the candidates foment ethnic divisions …

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Polls close in Guinea’s tense presidential election

Votes are being counted in Guinea’s presidential election, following months of deadly unrest and a campaign marred by violence. The poll appears to have been largely peaceful but dozens of opposition supporters say they had trouble casting their ballots. At the age of 82, President Alpha Conde amended the constitution …

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President Conde seeks third term as Guinea goes to the polls

Almost 5.5 million registered voters can vote at roughly 15,000 polling stations. Results are expected within 24 hours after voting closes at 18:00 GMT. A candidate needs to secure more than 50 percent of the vote to win. Twelve candidates will be vying for the highest office, but only the …

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Guineans set to vote in tense presidential election

Voters in Guinea will head to the polls on Sunday to elect the country’s next president, in a tense election that comes after months of deadly unrest. President Alpha Conde is seeking a controversial third term after pushing through a revamped constitution earlier this year that critics denounced as a …

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