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  • Israel says renews diplomatic ties with Republic of Guinea

    ISRAEL, 2016/07/22 Israel said on Wednesday that it and the Republic of Guinea have renewed diplomatic relations next 49 years, a diplomatic score for Israel as it looks to improve political and economic ties in the Muslim world. A number of African nations have either at no time had diplomatic relations with Israel, or severed them in the completed, often citing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Guinea cut off ties next the 1967 Middle East war.
  • Guinea’s Condé wins re-election in disputed presidential vote

    GUINEA, 2015/10/20 Guinea’s President Alpha Condé won re-election with around 58 % of votes cast, according to a tally on Saturday of full results announced by the electoral commission. His nearest challenger, Cellou Dalein Diallo, gained around 31 % in the election held last Sunday. Diallo before said he would not recognise the result and would call on his supporters to turmoil fraud and rigging. Several people have been killed in election-related clashes in a country with a history of political violence. Election observers said Sunday’s vote was valid despite some logistical problems. They are from presently on to comment on the counting process.
  • Presidential Election Fever Heightens Guinea

    GUINEA, 2015/10/09 There is intense hustling and bustling in Guinea ahead of the presidential election of October 11, 2015 with the opposition stating that they will fully participate despite the noticed irregularities that may influence the sincerity of the polls. Incumbent President Alpha Condé, candidate of the Rally of the Guinean People will face seven other contenders, one of whom is Cellou Dalein Diallo, flag bearer of the major opposition party, Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea. The Chinese News Agency (Xinhua) reported that seven opposition parties on Tuesday, October 5, 2015 demanded the postponement of the poll by a week in order to correct the dysfunctions in the electoral process. It cited Aliou Condé, Secretary General of the Union of the Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) as saying that they are calling for the postponement of the election in order to ensure the correction of the maximum number of irregularities.
  • Presidential election in Guinea

    GUINEA, 2015/09/13 The opposition parties have formed a coalition that will be effective in the second round. Preparations are gathering momentum for what is believed to be the majority decisive and highly contested presidential election in Guinea's political history whose initial round will hold on October 11, 2015. Incumbent President Alpha Condé nominated by his ruling party, President Alpha Conde's Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) as its candidate will certainly be facing his major challenger of the 2010 presidential election, Cellou Dalein Diallo who is the candidate of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea. Cellou Dalein Diallo who lost to Alpha Condé during the second round of the presidential election of 2010 in which Condé won with 52.5 % of the votes cast is prepared to turn the tides in his favour as he has brought together 10 other opposition political parties and they signed a coalition on Friday, September 4, 2015. In the coalition, news agency reports say, there are two candidates aspiring for the presidency.
  • President Alpha Conde's government

    GUINEA, 2014/01/05 A key opposition leader in Guinea says his party will not join President Alpha Conde's government even if asked to do so. Sidya Toure of the Union of Republican Forces party said the opposition is not interested in bailing out a government that is presiding over a failing economy, particularly with looming municipal elections this year and presidential elections in 2015. This comes next Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana and his government resigned Wednesday to make way for a new government following last September's bitterly contested parliamentary election. Toure said the resignation of the government is just a spectacle.
  • Guinea Poised to Complete Transition to Civilian Rule

    GUINEA, 2013/09/11 Guinea's parliamentary election, to be held later this month, will establish a legislative assembly and complete a transition to civilian rule that has been delayed for nearly five years. But the long-overdue poll is fraught with political and ethnic tensions that analysts say hinder reforms and progress. The legislative election was supposed to be held six months after the 2010 presidential poll that brought President Alpha Condé to power, but after protracted disputes between the government and the opposition, Guineans will instead vote on 24 September of this year.
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    GUINEA, 2013/07/06 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday hailed the signing of an agreement on 3 July between Guinea's presidential coalition and opposition parties to hold legislative elections. He described the political development as a 'breakthrough', which was completed through a UN-mediated inter-Guinean political dialogue that was launched on 28 March. 'The Secretary-General is encouraged by this breakthrough which charts the way for free, equitable, transparent and peaceful legislative elections,” the statement said.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.