Thousands of opposition activists take to the streets of Guinea’s capital to demand local elections be held after a 12-year absence, pressuring President Alpha Conde to set a date.
The main St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) kicks off with an opening ceremony in Russia’s northern capital, St Petersburg.
The opening remarks are being delivered by:
Sergey Prikhodko, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Chief of Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation, and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea
Tigran Sargsyan, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission
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