Guinea: Two opposition figures given 1-year jail sentences

Members of FNDC opposition coalition which led protests against a third term by President Alpha Conde sentenced for inciting insurrection. A Guinean court has sentenced two critics of President Alpha Conde to a year in jail for inciting an insurrection, as rights groups fear a crackdown on the opposition. Conde, 82, won a third presidential […]

Guinea top court declares Alpha Conde elected president #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Constitutional court rejects allegations of fraud in October 18 polls, hands 82-year-old incumbent a third term his rivals say is unconstitutional. Guinea’s constitutional court has confirmed President Alpha Conde’s victory in last month’s disputed election, rejecting allegations of fraud and handing him a third term his opponents say is unconstitutional. The 82-year-old Conde’s campaign to […]

Gunfire erupts in Guinea as president heads for third term #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Gunfire rang out across Guinea’s capital Conakry on Friday as security forces attempted to disperse protesters after results showed President Alpha Conde winning a high-stakes election that the opposition denounced as unconstitutional. Conde, 82, won twice as many votes as his nearest rival, opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo, with 37 of 38 districts counted, according […]