Violence Flares in Guinea as Conde Heads for a Disputed Election Win

Police face supporters of Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo in Conakry, Guinea, Oct. 21, 2020 (AP photo by Sadak Souici).
Police face supporters of Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo in Conakry, Guinea, Oct. 21, 2020 (AP photo by Sadak Souici).

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. Subscribers can adjust their newsletter settings to receive Africa Watch by email every week. Preliminary election results in Guinea show President Alpha Conde headed for a landslide victory, likely securing a controversial third term despite months of violent protests. Clashes between opposition supporters and security forces have continued since Sunday’s vote, leaving at least eight civilians and two police officers dead, according to the government. Conde’s main opponent, Cellou Dalein Diallo, has escalated tensions by prematurely claiming victory and accusing the ruling […]

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