Two dead in third day of Guinea riots


Two people were shot dead during riots in the capital of Guinea as authorities clashed with anti-government protesters, a senior police source said.

The circumstances of the civilian deaths were not yet clear, but they occurred in the Wanindara suburb of Conakry where police and gendarmes clashed with protesters and dispersed crowds with tear gas, witnesses said.

The West African nation’s opposition parties demand publication of results from local elections held on February 4 allies of President Alpha Conde say they won.

Rioting subsided in the western mining towns Boke and Kamsar, allowing bauxite shipments to resume, company and government officials said.

Train and barge traffic resumed after demonstrators lifted barricades, said Frederic Bouzigues, managing director of Société Minière de Boke (SMB).

A senior official at the National Agency for Development of Mining Infrastructure also said operations were running normally.