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Guinea PM Invites Opposition to Talks Amid Political Unrest

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea’s government is calling for a meeting with opposition parties on Friday following deadly clashes between security forces and protesters earlier this week. Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana called for the meeting in order to reach an agreement with the opposition on the disputed date of the upcoming parliamentary election, currently scheduled to take place […]

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Amid Violence, Guinea Holds “Day of National Reconciliation”

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is calling for peace and calm in Guinea, where witnesses report a second day of street violence on what is supposed to be a “day of national reconciliation.” In a statement Wednesday, the U.S. State Department encouraged Guineans to settle their differences responsibly and urged Guinean security forces not to use excessive […]

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Amid Violence, Guinea Holds “Day of National Reconciliation”

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 4:07 am (UTC-5)
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Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared Wednesday to be a “day of national reconciliation” to mark the two-year anniversary of a massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators, even as fresh violence broke out Tuesday between security forces and opposition protesters. President Conde called for the day of remembrance to commemorate the more than 150 people killed in […]

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Guinea Police Clash With Protesters, 3 Dead

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses and officials in Guinea say at least three people were killed Tuesday in clashes between security forces and opposition protesters. The fighting erupted in the capital, Conakry, after police and paramilitary forces prevented opposition supporters from gathering for a rally called to protest the government’s handling of upcoming parliamentary elections. Witnesses say security forces […]

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Guinea Police Clash With Protesters, 2 Dead

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Guinea say at least two people have been killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters. The fighting erupted Tuesday in the capital, Conakry, after police and paramilitary forces prevented opposition supporters from gathering for a rally. Opposition leaders had called the rally to protest the government’s handling of upcoming parliamentary elections. […]

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Guinea Police Clash With Protesters, 1 Dead

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 11:21 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Guinea say at least one person has been shot and killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters. The fighting erupted Tuesday in the capital, Conakry, after police and paramilitary forces prevented opposition supporters from gathering. Opposition leaders had called for a rally to protest the government’s handling of upcoming parliamentary elections. […]

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Guinea Forces Block Opposition Rally

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 8:26 am (UTC-5)
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Security forces in Guinea have blocked an opposition rally called to protest the government’s handling of coming parliamentary elections. Opposition supporters had planned to hold a protest in the capital, Conakry, on Tuesday, but police and paramilitary forces prevented them from gathering. A coalition of opposition groups have accused President Alpha Conde attempting to rig […]

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Guinea-Bissau President Home After Treatment in Senegal

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 9:01 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s president has returned home after three weeks of medical treatment in neighboring Senegal. State media say President Malam Bacai Sanha returned on Sunday. There was no immediate word about his condition. Mr. Sanha was hospitalized in Dakar August 31. Officials did not say what prompted the treatment but the leader is known to have […]

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Guinea Sets Dec. 29 For Legislative Elections

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Guinea’s electoral commission has set December 29 as the day for long-awaited legislative polls. Commission chief Louceny Camara announced the date at a news conference in Conakry Thursday. These will be the first parliamentary polls in Guinea since 2002, when the country was still controlled by longtime President Lansana Conte. The West African country is […]

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Guinea-Bissau PM Offers Refuge to Gadhafi

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s prime minister says his country would welcome ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi if he were to seek refuge there. The comments by Carlos Gomes Junior were reported by Guinea-Bissau radio stations on Saturday. Guinea-Bissau had strong ties with the Gadhafi government, which had investments in the West African country. Guinea-Bissau is not a party […]

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