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May 25, 2013
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Guinean President Alpha Conde has asked the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop the ongoing revision of the national voters register.
Thursday’s opposition demonstration in Guinea turned violent.
Up to a dozen people were said to have been injured in clashes between ruling and opposition parties’ supporters.
The Cellou Dalein Diallo-led opposition in Guinea and the government of President Alpha Conde may be set for a collision course.
The opposition coalition has announced that it will stage regular street demonstrations, starting this Thursday.
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“If the perpetrators of the September 28 massacre in Guinea are not persecuted by the Guinean justice system, then the International Criminal Court (ICC) will do it,” Fatou Bensouda, ICC’s Assistant Prosecutor has said.
The Director General of the UN Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO, Kandeh Yumkella has said “Africa is becoming the dumping ground” for every product that is bad and substandard.
The governments of Sierra Leone and Guinea have said they are striving to settle their border dispute.
The two countries have been meeting in the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown to strengthen their cooperation.
Trade in the Mano River Union (MRU) Basin and neighboring countries in the wider ECOWAS region is said to have taken the downward turn in recent months, an executive of the Liberian Chamber of Commerce (LCC) has said.
Countries of the Mano River Union (MRU), who have are developing a common border security policy, have now adopted a joint action plan.
At least 15 persons were injured and several others arrested when security forces Saturday dispersed an opposition rally in the Guinean capital Conakry, medical and security sources said.
Fleeing opposition supporters partially looted the headquarters of the ruling RPG party and damaged a number of vehicles, according to WADR Conakry correspondent.