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ISS: ‘Electoral reforms’ are stifling democracy in West Africa

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Ruling parties are using financial and political barriers to prevent their opponents from running for office. In the past two years, several West African countries...

Russian deputy defence minister meets Guinea’s defence minister

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On 19 November, Russian Deputy Minister of Defence Alexander Fomin met with the Minister of Defence of Guinea Mohamed Diane in Moscow. According to the...

Ivory Coast and Guinea election crises spur fears of prolonged unrest

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Ivory Coast opposition leaders refused to disband their breakaway government on Wednesday despite being put under effective house arrest following a disputed presidential election. The...

Gunfire and barricades in Guinea as president heads for third term

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Gunfire rang out across Guinea’s capital Conakry on Friday and security forces dispersed protesters after results showed President Alpha Conde winning re-election in a...

Guinea President Conde wins re-election in landslide: preliminary results

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Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a landslide re-election victory, preliminary results showed on Thursday, giving him a third term in office after a...

Guinea president retains election lead as protests turn deadly

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Guinea’s President Alpha Conde retained his lead on Wednesday in provisional results from the 18 October election, beating his challengers in 14 constituencies out...

Guinean President Conde ahead of rivals in election

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Guinea’s octogenarian leader, Alpha Conde, won four constituencies in the West African nation’s presidential vote, preliminary results announced by the election commission showed on...

Guinea opposition candidate claims victory, violence erupts

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Guinea opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo said on Monday he had won the first round of the 18 October presidential election, but his claim...

Guinea votes on third term for Conde amid voter-card concerns

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Polls closed and counting began in Guinea on Sunday evening following a largely peaceful day in which voters decided whether to give 82-year-old President...

Guinea military base attacked two days before presidential election

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Armed men attacked a military base in western Guinea overnight, killing the camp’s commander, the defence minister said on Friday, two days before the...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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