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25 Sep 2019 | 12:03 PM UTC

Guinea: Nationwide opposition protests likely in the coming weeks

Guinea News Alert

Protests to denounce President Conde’s potential bid for a third term and the date for the legislative elections date likely nationwide in the coming weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Conakry). COUNTRY/REGION Conakry

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Event

Protests are likely over the coming days and weeks on a national level, particularly in the capital Conakry, to denounce President Alpha Condé's call to organise a referendum on a constitutional change and his potential run for a third term in 2020, made on Tuesday, September 24. Protesters also seek to denounce legislative elections date unilaterally set for Saturday, December 28. The likelihood of protests is raised due to opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo's call for the resumption of protests on Saturday, September 21.

Heightened security measures, along with traffic disruptions are likely near any demonstration sites; clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

Opposition members allege that Alpha Condé, who has been in power since 2010, is positioning himself to change the constitution so he can stand for a third term in late 2020. Condé has not openly commented on his ambitions; however, his supporters have increased their calls for constitutional change in recent months.

Advice

Individuals in Guinea are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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