Citing COVID-19 as a reason, Guinea bans protests

Citing the rising cases of COVID-19 as a reason, the government of Guinea has decided to ban all street protests. Protests have erupted in Guinea since Alpha Conde won Guinea’s presidential poll with 59.49 percent of the votes. 59.49 percent of the votes His main opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo, — at the forefront of protests against a third term for Conde — was credited with 33.5 percent of the vote. 

Presidential elections were held in Guinea on 18 October 2020. On 19 October, Diallo declared himself the winner of the election despite the official results not being known yet, based on polling information gathered by his party. The incumbent president condemned this declaration as “irresponsible and dangerous .

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