Canada In Guinea, the toll of post-electoral violence is growing and mediation is stalling

09:25  27 october  2020
09:25  27 october  2020 Source:   france24.com

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Supporters of Guinea ’s opposition presidential hopeful Cellou Dalein Diallo were dispersed by security forces in Conakry on Friday after the national electoral He says that presidential candidate Diallo will be bring the case to the constitutional court.A spokesman for the electoral commission has denied

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At least 21 people have died in violence following the presidential election of October 18 in Guinea. The victory of outgoing President Alpha Condé is still contested by the opposition, which ensures "not expect much" from ongoing international mediation.

The toll of violence that broke out in Guinea the day after the presidential election of October 18 officially increased on Monday October 26. "The Guinean government has indicated that 21 people have been killed since Monday (October 19) in the post-election violence, including law enforcement officers," said the 8:30 p.m. national television presenter. RTG. The opposition evokes for its part at least 27 dead.

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The Guinean government has indicated that more than 240 people have been arrested across the country for eight days. "We are at 243 cases of arrests for various offenses. They are not simple offenses that they commit, but proven cases of criminal scenes wisely and previously programmed to tarnish the brand image of State institutions "said Minister of Justice Mory Doumbouya.

The atmosphere remained tense Monday in Conakry, even if the call to demonstrate against a third term of Alpha Condé launched by the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FNDC) was little or not followed, many residents say they fear for their safety.


The envoys of the UN, the African Union (AU) and the Community of West African States (ECOWAS) who arrived on Sunday continued their mediation efforts by meeting with several ministers, the commission election and the diplomatic corps. They also went at the end of the day to the home of the leader of the opposition, Cellou Dalein Diallo, who proclaimed himself victorious the day after the election. A press conference by the delegation scheduled for Monday evening has been postponed until Tuesday morning.

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"I do not expect much from these emissaries (...) who, in reality, have always sided with Alpha Condé. But it is important to seize all the opportunities to communicate the information that highlights our victory and to draw attention to the bloody repression which is befalling Guineans, "Cellou Dalein Diallo tweeted shortly after the meeting. "Let us continue our mobilization in the streets and in public places to demand respect for the truth of the ballot boxes. NO BACKWARD!", He added.

Cellou Dalein Diallo then denounced the "kidnapping" by the police of two vice-presidents of his party, the UFDG, Fodé Oussou Fofana and Kalemodou Yansané, at the end of the meeting with the mediation mission.

Cellou Dalein Diallo, is credited with 33.5% of the votes, according to the provisional results announced Saturday by the electoral commission (Céni), against 59.5% for the outgoing president Alpha Condé. The opposition leader confirmed on Monday his intention to lodge an appeal against these results, which he said was tainted with massive fraud, before the Constitutional Court, without harboring any illusions.

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The suburbs heal its wounds

In Conakry, most shops remained closed Monday along the Fidel Castro highway, which leads from the city center to the airport through neighborhoods deemed favorable to power. Further north, in the outer suburbs where the opposition dominates, police, gendarmes and soldiers were present in force, as for several days. Shots were heard in particular in neighborhoods such as Cosa and Sonfonia, without it being known whether they caused deaths or injuries.

Wanindara, one of the strongholds of the opposition, still bore the scars of the clashes of the past few days: the carcasses of two burnt trucks, burned tires, stones littering the ground and looted buildings.

According to Amnesty International, the security forces have used excessive force for the past week, firing live ammunition at demonstrators. The NGO also condemned the cuts to the Internet, access to which was still very difficult on Monday.

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