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Guinea holds contentious referendum despite coronavirus outbreak

Mar 23 2020

CONAKRY Despite the threat of coronavirus and an opposition boycott, a constitutional referendum was held in Guinea on Sunday that opponents of President Alpha Conde fear could allow him to govern for 12 more years. | Video

Guinea holds contentious referendum despite coronavirus outbreak

Mar 22 2020

* President has not ruled out using referendum to extend rule

Guinea delays disputed referendum that could extend veteran Conde's rule

Feb 28 2020

CONAKRY Guinea's President Alpha Conde has delayed Sunday's constitutional referendum and legislative polls for two weeks because of concerns raised by international observers about the electoral roll, he told state television late on Friday. | Video

Guinea braces for disputed referendum that could extend veteran Conde's rule

Feb 28 2020

CONAKRY, Feb 28 When Alpha Conde was elected president of Guinea in 2010, the veteran opposition leader vowed to restore democracy after decades of authoritarian rule.

RPT-Sycamore Mining signs deal with Guinea to redevelop Kiniero gold mine

Nov 20 2019

CONAKRY, Nov 20 Cyprus-based investment firm Sycamore Mining on Tuesday signed a pact with Guinea’s government to redevelop the Kiniero gold mine in the country's east, the minerals minister said.

Sycamore Mining signs deal with Guinea to redevelop Kiniero gold mine

Nov 20 2019

CONAKRY, Nov 20 Cyprus-based investment firm Sycamore Mining on Tuesday signed a pact with Guinea’s government to redevelop the Kiniero gold mine in the country's east, the minerals minister said.

Demonstrator dies in protests against Guinea president

Nov 14 2019

CONAKRY A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea on Thursday during protests against President Alpha Conde's perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister told Reuters.

China-backed consortium wins $14 billion Guinea iron ore deal, pipping Australia's Fortescue

Nov 13 2019

CONAKRY A consortium representing Chinese, French and Singaporean interests won a $14 billion tender to develop part of Guinea's Simandou iron ore project, sources familiar with the talks told Reuters, edging out Australia's Fortescue Metals Group.

In Guinea, two more killed in clashes between police and protesters

Nov 04 2019

CONAKRY Two people were killed in Guinea on Monday, authorities said, as protesters and police clashed during a funeral procession for those killed in earlier protests over a suspected effort by President Alpha Conde to extend his mandate.

Thousands in Guinea march against president's possible third term bid

Oct 24 2019

CONAKRY Thousands took to the streets of Guinea on Thursday in the largest of a series of protests over a suspected effort by President Alpha Conde to seek a third term that have led to the jailing of a dozen opposition campaigners and politicians.

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