State of emergency declared in Guinea


The death of another three people in clashes between rival ethnic groups in Conakry has led to a state of emergency being declared in Guinea.


Guinea's interim president General Sekouba Konate, who has led the country since January, decreed it would last until the results of the country's elections are confirmed by the Supreme Court.

Supporters of presidential candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo clashed with security forces after preliminary results declared opposition leader Alpha Condé the winner.

Dalein Diallo's supporters say the elections are a fraud.

Ecowas' commissioner for political affairs and security Mohamane Touré

The West African commission Ecowas is involved in crisis talks with the parties in the elections to resolve the stand off. It believes the elections have been presided over properly.

“All the elements pointed to the fact that the electoral commission did everything that is feasible, and they even went beyond what was normally agreed because they took time”, Mohamane Touré, Ecowas’ commissioner for political affairs and security told RFI.

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