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Guinea’s opposition leader claims victory in presidential poll

Guinea’s opposition leader claims victory in presidential poll

Guinea’s opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo declared Monday, without waiting for official results, that he had won a presidential election against incumbent Alpha Conde, who is seeking a controversial third term. Speaking at a press conference in the capital Conakry a day after the hotly contested first-round vote, Diallo said he had emerged “victorious” despite […]

Vote counting ongoing in Guinea’s tense election

Vote counting ongoing in Guinea’s tense election

Ballots are being counted in Guinea’s presidential election as the incumbent, 82-year-old Alpha Condé, who seeks a controversial third term. Provisional results must be announced 72 hours after the closure of polling stations, according to the electoral law. Candidates will then have eight days to lodge appeals failure to which the final results will be […]

3rd Term Bid: Guinea’s 10 years under Alpha Conde

3rd Term Bid: Guinea’s 10 years under Alpha Conde

Guinean President Alpha Conde is bidding for a third term in Sunday’s presidential election after nearly 10 years in power. Here is a recap of the key dates of Conde’s presidency. – 2010: Conde is elected – In November 2010 Guinea votes in its first democratic election since independence in 1958 and after decades of […]

In Guinea, poverty tests Alpha Conde’s economic record

In Guinea, poverty tests Alpha Conde’s economic record

Fatou Conte and Diabate Famoro, two low-income workers in Guinea’s bustling seaside capital Conakry, are divided on President Alpha Conde’s economic success, just one illustration of the controversy over his bid for a third term. The 82-year-old is running in Sunday’s election in the West African state after having won two past ballots partly on promises […]

Guinea closes borders with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal ahead of vote

Guinea closes borders with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal ahead of vote

The West African state of Guinea, which is in the middle of a turbulent election campaign, has closed its land borders with Guinea-Bissau and Senegal, a senior government official said on Tuesday. The closure is for security reasons, the source in the Guinean capital Conakry said without elaborating. Guinea-Bissau’s interior minister, Botche Cande, earlier told […]