HRW warns of crackdown against Guinea opposition

HRW warns of crackdown against Guinea opposition

At least 20 protests organized by opposition activists in Guinea have been shut down under a ban that began in July 2018, and as the nation heads toward 2020 presidential elections, the Human Rights Watch organization is calling on its leaders to assure democratic space is protected. Security forces have…

Rights groups warn again on Guinea’s political violence

International human rights organization Amnesty International has issued another warning over the political violence in the West African nation of Guinea, which claimed another life on Tuesday. Opposition groups reported the shooting death of a 30 year-old man believed to be the victim of security forces in the capital of…

HRW calls for accountability in Guinea’s electoral violence

Authorities in Guinea have yet to take seriously the allegations of abuses by government security forces during violent street protests that rocked the small West African nation following its February elections. That’s according to a new report issued Tuesday by Human Rights Watch, which found “credible evidence that Guinea’s security…

Guinea: President Alpha Conde wins second term

Guinea’s President, Alpha Conde, has won the absolute majority in the first round of elections and is now set to serve his second five-year-term. The announcement that Conde had won the October 11 poll was made on Saturday declaring that he had taken nearly 58 per cent of the vote….

Guinea elections go ahead

Guinea’s elections are still continuing amid questions into boycotting the polls and violence in the lead up. Clashes in the capital, Conakry, have continued since Thursday killing at least two people and injuring around 20, reported Deutsche Welle (DW). These presidential elections are to be the second democratic vote the…