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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.

Guinea sets March 22 for controversial constitutional referendum

Conakry - Guinea's President Alpha Conde has set March 22 for the constitutional referendum on his proposed reforms that opponents worry will allow him to bypass term limits and stay in power.

Two Guinea protest figures in custody: lawyer

Conakry - Two prominent figures from Guinea's anti-government protest movement have been charged with assault and kept in custody in the capital of the West African country, one of their lawyers said.

Guinea opposition wounded turn to clandestine clinic for help

Conakry - In a dingy room reeking of blood and sweat in Guinea's capital Conakry, a volunteer doctor treats a man with bullet wounds in his legs as he tries to suppress his groans.

Guinea delays constitutional referendum after criticism

Conakry - Guinea's President Alpha Conde announced a "slight postponement" of Sunday's referendum on whether to adopt a new constitution, following mounting international criticism over the poll's fairness.

Alpha Conde, Guinea's stern-willed leader

Conakry - To critics, he is an addition to Africa's long list of autocrats, but Guinea's 81-year-old president, Alpha Conde, says he is simply enacting his vision of hauling the country into the 21st century.

Outcry in Guinea over police 'human shield' video

Conakry - Police in the West African state of Guinea are facing a storm of criticism over a viral video that apparently showed them using a woman as a human shield against stone-throwing protestors.
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