Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/GUINEA – At least 21 dead in post-election clashes
Conakry – According to official figures, a total of 21 people died in clashes that took place in the Republic of Guinea on October 18, following the announcement of the preliminary results of the presidential election, by the Electoral Commission , which sees the re-election of t outgoing President, Alpha Condé, with 59, 5% of the vote against 33.5% for the opposition candidate, Cellou Dalein Diallo, The opposition leader, who declared himself the winner, confirmed yesterday, October 26, his intention to appeal to the Constitutional Court against the result of the election, flawed, according to him, by massive fraud. In addition to the capital Conakry, the clashes have spread to the major cities in the country. Shops remain closed for fears of riots and looting. UN envoys, the African Union and the Community of West African States continue their mediation efforts and meeting talks with various Ministers, the Electoral Commission and the diplomatic corps.