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Guinea holds contentious referendum despite coronavirus outbreak

23 Mar 2020

CONAKRY Despite the threat of coronavirus and an opposition boycott, a constitutional referendum was held in Guinea on Sunday that opponents of President Alpha Conde fear could allow him to govern for 12 more years.

Guinea holds contentious referendum despite coronavirus outbreak

22 Mar 2020

* President has not ruled out using referendum to extend rule

Guinea delays disputed referendum that could extend veteran Conde's rule

29 Feb 2020

CONAKRY Guinea's President Alpha Conde has delayed Sunday's constitutional referendum and legislative polls for two weeks because of concerns raised by international observers about the electoral roll, he told state television late on Friday. | Video

Guinea braces for disputed referendum that could extend veteran Conde's rule

28 Feb 2020

CONAKRY, Feb 28 When Alpha Conde was elected president of Guinea in 2010, the veteran opposition leader vowed to restore democracy after decades of authoritarian rule.

RPT-Sycamore Mining signs deal with Guinea to redevelop Kiniero gold mine

20 Nov 2019

CONAKRY, Nov 20 Cyprus-based investment firm Sycamore Mining on Tuesday signed a pact with Guinea’s government to redevelop the Kiniero gold mine in the country's east, the minerals minister said.

Sycamore Mining signs deal with Guinea to redevelop Kiniero gold mine

20 Nov 2019

CONAKRY, Nov 20 Cyprus-based investment firm Sycamore Mining on Tuesday signed a pact with Guinea’s government to redevelop the Kiniero gold mine in the country's east, the minerals minister said.

Demonstrator dies in protests against Guinea president

15 Nov 2019

CONAKRY A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea on Thursday during protests against President Alpha Conde's perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister told Reuters.

China-backed consortium wins $14 billion Guinea iron ore deal, pipping Australia's Fortescue

14 Nov 2019

CONAKRY A consortium representing Chinese, French and Singaporean interests won a $14 billion tender to develop part of Guinea's Simandou iron ore project, sources familiar with the talks told Reuters, edging out Australia's Fortescue Metals Group.

UPDATE 4-China-backed consortium wins $14 bln Guinea iron ore deal, pipping Australia's Fortescue

14 Nov 2019

* World's largest iron ore deposit was mired in legal disputes

In Guinea, two more killed in clashes between police and protesters

05 Nov 2019

CONAKRY Two people were killed in Guinea on Monday, authorities said, as protesters and police clashed during a funeral procession for those killed in earlier protests over a suspected effort by President Alpha Conde to extend his mandate.

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Civil unrest flares in U.S. cities over Minneapolis killing

The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of sometimes violent protests that have spread to other U.S. cities following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck.