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Guinea's 2008 coup leader returns home from exile

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The man who led a 2008 coup in Guinea and whose brief rule was marked by a stadium massacre against peaceful demonstrators returned to the West African country Wednesday after m...

Guinea to vaccinate children against COVID-19 in capital

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea will begin vaccinating children aged 12 to 17 in the capital to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the West African nation, the health ministry said. The yo...

Guinea's junta leader appoints civilian prime minister

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The military leader of Guinea has announced that senior international civil servant Mohamed Beavogui will serve as prime minister in a government that is transitioning the West ...

Guinea junta leader sworn in as president amid uncertainty

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Coup leader Col. Mamady Doumbouya gave no timeline for holding new elections in Guinea as the junta swore him in as president on Friday, though he pledged not to run as a candid...

Guinea opposition leader urges junta to hold vote soon

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s longtime opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo is urging the country's ruling military junta to set up a transitional government and establish a timeframe for holding ...

Guinea confirms 3 dead from Ebola, first cases since 2016

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health officials in Guinea on Sunday confirmed that at least three people have died from Ebola there, the first cases declared since it was one of three West African nations to ...

Guinea uses Russian COVID-19 vaccine on some officials

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea began vaccinating against COVID-19 with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on an experimental basis, starting with government officials, authorities said Thursday. ...

Guinea's President Alpha Conde sworn into 3rd term

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea President Alpha Conde was sworn into office Tuesday for a third term after a violently contested election. Conde said he would “govern differently,” pr...

Guinean president wins a 3rd term, electoral commission says

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote, the National Independent Electoral Commission declared Saturday. Some people went ...

Tensions mount in Guinea as nation awaits election results

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Gunfire rang out across Guinea's capital on Wednesday and authorities reported at least nine deaths across the West African country as tensions mounted in anticipation of offici...

Guinea opposition reports 3 deaths amid election standoff

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's opposition party said at least three people had been killed overnight after presidential challenger Cellou Dalein Diallo declared victory before the country's electoral...

Guinea's opposition leader claims election victory

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo has declared himself the winner of the West African country's presidential election before the official results have been anno...

Guinea's president seeks to extend decade in power

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinean President Alpha Conde sought to extend his decade in power in Sunday's election, after the country's constitution was changed earlier this year to allow the 82-year-old ...

Guinea's president, 82, seeks to prolong rule in Sunday vote

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinean President Alpha Conde, 82, is seeking a third term in office Sunday, insisting his attempt to prolong his rule does not make him a dictator even as opposition protesters...

Guinea opposition will contest Oct. 18 presidential vote

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's main opposition party announced Sunday that it will take part in next month's presidential election despite its concerns that President Alpha Conde's bid for a third te...