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At least 18 people have been killed after informal gold mine collapses in western Guinea

At least 18 people have been killed as an informal gold mine collapsed in western Guinea, authorities said. According to Ousmane Gaoual Diallo who spoke to the press on Thursday, the accident took place Monday in Gaoual, about 386km from the capital Conakry. In recent months, miners have flocked there in search of gold to […]

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Guinea’s coup leader Col Mamady Doumbouya sworn in as interim president

Guinea’s coup leader Col Mamady Doumbouya was sworn in as the country’s interim president after leading a coup which saw the overthrow of Alpha Condé. The former French legionnaire, 41, becomes Africa’s second-youngest leader, after Mali’s Assimi Goïta, 38, who also staged a military takeover. Col Doumbouya is barred from contesting future elections under plans to […]

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10 dead in clashes over presidential election results in Guinea’s capital Conakry

Ten people were killed in Guinea’s capital Conakry in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters after a tense presidential election with results showing President Alpha Conde in the lead. Among the 10 dead were two policemen. Guinea’s security ministry announced the death toll on Wednesday following last weekend’s vote. “This strategy of chaos [was] […]