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Guinea's Conde says there is no 'witch hunt' against opponents

Conakry - In his first interview since his re-election, Guinea's President Alpha Conde dismissed allegations of a "witch hunt" in the country, levelled against him by figures in the opposition.

Losing candidates in Guinea reject vote result, demos to resume

Conakry - Protests against Guinea's President Alpha Conde will resume next week, the political opposition said Friday, after 10 losing candidates in the country's election rejected the official outcome.

UN, African nations urge Guinea to end blockade of opposition chief

Conakry - International envoys mediating the crisis following last week's disputed election in Guinea urged the government on Tuesday to lift a blockade of the home of opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo.

UN, African nations urge Guinea to end blockade of opposition chief

Conakry - International envoys mediating the crisis following last week's disputed election in Guinea urged the government on Tuesday to lift a blockade of the home of opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo.

Guinea's Conde set for controversial third presidential term

Conakry - Alpha Conde won Guinea's disputed presidential poll, the national electoral authority said Saturday, setting the stage for a controversial third term.

Guinea's Conde on course for election win: preliminary count

Conakry - Guinea President Alpha Conde appears set for a first-round election victory, a preliminary vote count showed, after fresh clashes between security forces and opposition supporters disputing the poll.

Guinea announces partial vote tally amid post-election violence

Conakry - Guinea's electoral body announced a provisional vote tally for parts of the country Wednesday night, suggesting encouraging results for incumbent President Alpha Conde, after days of violence following the weekend election.

Five things to know about Guinea

Conakry - Guinea is among the world's poorest countries, despite significant mineral resources, and has a turbulent political history.

Old foes: Guinea's president and his 'technocrat' election rival

Conakry - Guinea's President Alpha Conde is seeking a controversial third term in Sunday's election, but the 82-year-old will have to stave off a stiff challenge from his longtime political foe, opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo.

Polls close in Guinea, as fears of post-election dispute mount

Conakry - Polls closed in Guinea on Sunday, to fears of a looming electoral dispute, after a high-stakes vote in which the 82-year-old President Alpha Conde is seeking a controversial third term.

12 candidates vie with Conde for Guinea's presidency

Conakry - A dozen candidates have filed bids to contest upcoming elections in Guinea against President Alpha Conde, who is seeking a controversial third term, the constitutional court said Wednesday.

Guinea's Conde to run for 3rd term, says ruling party

Conakry - Guinea's ruling party on Monday confirmed months of speculation that 82-year-old President Alpha Conde will seek a third term in office, a possibility that had already sparked deadly mass protests.

Guinea ruling party asks president to run for third term

Conakry - Speculation that Guinean President Alpha Conde will bid for a third term gained ground on Thursday after his party urged him to run and he acknowledged their appeal.

Guinea ruling party asks president to run for third term

Conakry - Guinea's ruling party on Thursday urged President Alpha Conde to seek a third term in elections due this year, a scenario that has sparked clashes in the West African state.Under Guinea's constitution, presidents may only serve two terms.

Guinean president enacts new constitution

Conakry - 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.

Guinea president's party wins majority in disputed polls

Conakry - Guinean President Alpha Conde's party won more than two-thirds of the seats in legislative elections held last month that were boycotted by the main opposition, the country's electoral commission said.

Several dead in unrest in southern Guinea

Conakry - Several people have been killed in southern Guinea, according to local officials, in an outbreak of violence after the country's contested constitutional referendum.

At least 10 dead during Guinea referendum: opposition

Conakry - At least 10 people were killed in clashes Sunday between police and protesters, opposition activists said, as Guinea held a bitterly disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy by the president to stay in power.

Guineans heading to polls in historic constitution vote

Conakry - 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.

Buildings torched in Guinea ahead of referendum

Conakry - Several government offices, schools and a police station were attacked to destroy voting material in Guinea ahead of a controversial constitutional referendum scheduled for Sunday.
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