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6 May
Guinea's ousted former president Alpha Condé is no longer allowed to leave the country after authorities moved to prosecute him for violence that broke out over his bid for a third term. After not having a health centre for almost 20 years, a community in Darfur is finally able to access medical care due to the opening of a new clinic. And film lovers in Paris can enjoy NollywoodWeek Film Festival, a curated selection of Nigerian films challenging the status quo.
25 Sep 2021
On a visit to Conakry following the 5 September putsch, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara say they had 'very frank' talks with the putschists' leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. They were also able to meet with former President Alpha Condé, who is still being detained by the coup's plotters.
10 Sep 2021
The optics play to old stereotypes about Africa: men in fatigues holding the deposed president who has outlasted his stay. In 2010, Alpha Condé became Guinea's first civilian president to win through the ballot box. We ask if the once courageous opposition leader lost his way when he saw fit to lift term limits to hang on to power.
23 Oct 2020
A preliminary count has shown Guinean President Alpha Conde will win a third term in office following a bitterly fought election that has led to deadly violence. Conde's opposition says the count was rigged.
14 Sep 2020
Incumbent Alpha Conde is set to run for a third term in Guinea despite the legal questions arising from the move. The opposition does not seem to know how to deal with the controversy.
19 Oct 2019
Guinea's continued crackdown on opposition protests led to several deaths on Monday. Police opened fire on demonstrators opposing a new constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to run for a third term.

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