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Guinean president enacts new constitution

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has enacted a new constitution following a referendum last month on changes that critics fear are aimed at extending his time in office. Changing the constitution was hugely controversial in the west African nation, spurring mass demonstrations that left dozens dead. After …

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Guineans heading to polls in historic constitution vote

Conakry, Guinea | 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. Conde is proposing a change to the constitution to codify gender equality and …

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Guinea to vote on new constitution amid coronavirus fears

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  Guineans are set to vote Sunday on whether to adopt a new constitution, against a backdrop of mass protests against the move, coronavirus and possible internet cuts. After being delayed last month, the referendum also caps months of tension, occasional violence, and arrests, as critics see …

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Two leading figures from Guinea protest movement arrested

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  Guinean security forces have arrested two prominent figures from the months-long protest movement against president Alpha Conde’s plans to seek a third term, their entourage said. Ibrahima Diallo and Sekou Koundouno had given a press conference earlier on Friday to condemn the arbitrary arrest of other …

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Guinea delays constitutional referendum after criticism

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  Guinea’s President Alpha Conde announced a “slight postponement” of Sunday’s referendum on whether to adopt a new constitution, following mounting international criticism over the poll’s fairness. The government argues that the draft constitution would, among other things, codify gender equality and ban female circumcision and underage …

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Guinea to vote on new constitution after months of unrest

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  Guineans will be called to vote Sunday on whether to adopt a new constitution, after months of protests sparked by charges that it is a trick by President Alpha Conde to stay in power. The government says the draft constitution will, among other things, codify gender …

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Two dead in Guinea at start of sweeping anti-government rally

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  Two youths were killed in Guinea on Monday at the start of open-ended protests against President Alpha Conde’s suspected bid to prolong his rule. The West African country has been wracked by demonstrations since mid-October over concerns that Conde intends to use a planned constitutional reform …

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Guinea opposition trial suspended as more protests erupt

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  A Guinea court on Wednesday suspended the trial of eight opposition leaders accused of organising protests against President Alpha Conde, as fresh rioting broke out in the capital Conakry. The opposition says at least 10 people have died in three days of deadly clashes during protests …

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