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Guinea President Survives Shootout at His Home

Assassination attempt on Alpha Conde threatens to re-ignite violence

(Newser) - Gunmen assaulted the home of Guinea's first democratically elected president today, launching a firefight with his presidential guard that left one member of his security detail dead and parts of his house destroyed. Alpha Conde told the country about the attack in a state radio address, saying his men... More »

Guinea Declares Emergency Amid Election Riots

Military forbids people to gather in the streets

(Newser) - Guinea's military declared a state of emergency today, after violence followed a tense presidential election. The decree prohibits civilians from circulating on the streets, the head of the armed forces said in a televised decree. Only military and security forces will have unrestricted movement, he said, offering no further details.... More »

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