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We should not ignore Guinea’s constitutional coup

Citizens have for a year protested against the president seeking a third term in office despite a two-term limit. Many have been killed — and 90 more people died in this week’s crackdown

Civil unrest turns deadly in Guinea

Guinea’s response to the coronavirus has exacerbated the country’s existing fault lines

Guinea opposition leaders jailed

Rights group criticised the ruling, saying “no one should be detained for having organised or called for a peaceful demonstration”.

Guinea’s Condé eyes third term

Even as Algeria and Sudan have rid themselves of their long-standing leaders, Guinea may be about to create a new president-for-life

Guinea pleads for calm after 7 people die in post-election violence

Activists have erected barricades in several neighbourhoods in the capital, Conakry

Guinea’s supreme court confirms Conde election victory

Guinea's Supreme Court confirmed early on Friday the election victory of opposition leader Alpha Conde who won with 52,52% of votes.

Guinea forces clash with protesters

Security forces in Guinea clashed with youths in Conakry on Monday as tensions mounted before the deadline for the announcement of poll results.

Guinea tightens security as it waits on new vote date

Guinea deployed extra security forces to parts of Conakry on Monday after a weekend of looting and rioting fuelled by a delay to its run-off election.

Delay envisaged in Guinea vote

Two days short of the planned presidential election in Guinea, people were still waiting to know whether the poll will go ahead on Sunday.

Clashes in Guinea capital ahead of run-off vote

Supporters of Guinean presidential candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo fought with police in the suburbs of the capital on Monday.

Guinea postpones presidential poll

Guinea on Wednesday postponed a presidential election run-off due in four days, casting doubt on the country's bid to return to civilian rule.

Presidential rivals meet after Guinea bloodshed

The two rivals battling to become Guinea's president scheduled talks on Monday to calm tensions after deadly clashes between their supporters.

Guinea voters turn page on 52 years of dictatorship

Four million Guineans vote on Sunday in the first democratic election in the West African nation.

New Sierra Leone leader to boost regional ties

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday embarked on his first foreign trip since taking office this week, heading to neighbouring Guinea and Liberia to promote ties damaged by more than a decade of war. The former insurance executive was sworn in on Monday within hours of being declared winner of a run-off election.

Opposition disqualified for Guinea elections

Guinea's Supreme Court has disqualified almost all parties from contesting the upcoming presidential election, scheduled for December 21, after the groups failed to meet a deadline for paying $10 000 required to participate in the poll. Earlier, a a coalition of opposition parties announced it would be boycotting the vote.

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Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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