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Guinea opposition to resume protests over contested vote

  Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo on Thursday said protests would resume next week over disputed local elections in February as he called off negotiations with the government. Demonstrations over the results of that vote have claimed at least 15 lives. The opposition was …

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Guinea president to take legal action over Bollore row

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Guinean President Alpha Conde said Thursday he would file a complaint in the French courts over allegations raised in a corruption case embroiling French billionaire Vincent Bollore. “I shall bring a complaint in Paris for false accusation,” Conde told reporters in Conakry, without giving further …

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French tycoon Bollore’s African assets

Paris, France | AFP | Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore is being questioned in Paris over allegations that his conglomerate used corrupt connections in Africa to win port contracts. Founded in 1822, the Bollore Group, which is majority owned by the Bollore family, has diverse interests ranging from logistics and energy …

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Guinea opposition leader calls for end to post-election protests

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo on Monday called for an end to protests over disputed local election results that has left at least 15 people dead after violent confrontations with the security services. Former prime minister Diallo earlier met President Alpha Conde to discuss how …

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Fresh protests in Guinea after disputed elections

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Thousands of people demonstrated in central Conakry on Monday while in several other districts of the Guinean capital youths erected roadblocks and set fire to tyres, in the latest wave of unrest after disputed local elections. The country’s main opposition, the Union of Democratic Forces …

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Guinea leader vows ‘major cabinet reshuffle’ after unrest

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Guinean President Alpha Conde will carry out a “major cabinet reshuffle”, his office said Thursday, following weeks of strikes and demonstrations in the country after disputed local elections. Conde will install ministers “who listen to the people,” a statement said. It was released after Conde was …

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At least 50 arrested over Guinea post-electoral violence

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Police have arrested at least 50 people following an arson attack that killed five children in central Guinea after last weekend’s local elections, local official said Thursday. Unrest has flared in the West African country after the ballot, with seven deaths recorded so far across …

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