Stories about Guinea from November, 2010
Guinea recently experienced three days of violence resulting in at least seven dead, after the declaration of the results of the presidential elections that have seen tension brewing in the country for the last month. The second round of the vote, held on 7th November, saw long-time opposition leader Alpha Condé (RPG) brought into power with 52.52% of the votes compared with the 47.48% share obtained by Cellou D. Diallo (UFDG). The declaration of these results triggered renewed civil unrest.
Will Guineans have to live two more weeks under state of emergency?: “In a post earlier today, Guinea Oye! expressed concern about the Government’s decision to maintain a state of emergency until the Supreme Court issues election results.”
The military government in Guinea declared a state of emergency and imposed an overnight curfew following violence that trailed the announcement of results of the country's first democratic vote, Samuel Okocha reports.
Is this what democracy looks like in Guinea?: “Reports from Pita, Mamou, Labe, etc. continue to come in regarding the brutality of state security forces against Guineans of the Peul ethnic group. The forces are entering homes, beating up the occupants, ransacking and stealing personal property.”