Another President Wants to Overstay their Term

Police in Guinea have fired tear gas and bullets to disperse thousands of opposition supporters, civil society groups and trade unionists gathering to protest against a bid by the president to extend his time in office. President Alpha Conde’s mandate ends in December 2020 but he seeks a referendum to allow a third term in the West African nation. According to media reports, residents in the Wanindara district of the capital say that two young men were wounded by bullets Monday. The National Front for the Defense of the Constitution, the coalition group that called for the march, said six of its leaders were detained over the weekend and it demanded their release.


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