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Guineans return to the streets as anti-Conde protests resume

Guinea opposition urges president to scrap delayed referendum

Guinea’s opposition on Saturday called for the cancellation of a referendum on changing the constitution, as fresh protests against President Alpha Conde’s government broke out in the capital Conakry. Conde on Friday announced the referendum, planned for Sunday, would be postponed — possibly for two weeks — following growing domestic and international criticism over the
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US voices alarm over Guinea referendum

The United States on Friday voiced alarm over Guinea’s plans to hold a constitutional referendum, which the opposition calls a ploy by President Alpha Conde to stay in power. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who had urged Conde to respect democratic transitions of power when they met in Washington last year, said the United States
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Referendum: Bougainville overwhelmingly votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

The results of Bougainville’s independence referendum are set to be announced Wednesday — with the troubled Pacific islands expected to resoundingly back the creation of a new nation and a break with Papua New Guinea. The South Pacific islands of Bougainville have overwhelmingly voted to be independent from Papua New Guinea, the referendum commission said
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Igbo groups demand referendum for Ndigbo

A group of Igbo organisations in the Diaspora and at home comprising Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), Global Igbo Alliance (GIA), World Igbo Congress (WIC), and Igbo caucus of the Lower Niger Congress (LNC) have called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to organise a referendum for the Igbo people to determine their future in Nigeria.

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