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Guinea: Violent Confrontations in Conakry Prior To The Second Round

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Guinea, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Elections, Governance, Human Rights, Politics, Protest, War & Conflict

The Guinee libre [1] [fr] website reports that violent confrontations occurred over the week-end in Conakry as the second round of the presidential elections approaches (scheduled for September 19th but  probably temporarily suspended [2]).  The violence opposed militants of the  Rassemblement pour le peuple de Guinée (RPG [3]) and the militants of the Union des forces démocratiques de Guinée  (UFDG [4]) [fr].