Guinea police and protesters clash in opposition stronghold in capital | AFP

Guinean police and protesters face off in the opposition suburb of Bambeto in the capital Conakry, after the opponents of President Alpha Conde cried fraud in last Sunday’s vote, despite African monitors backing the process.

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Guinea police and protesters clash in opposition stronghold in capital | AFP

Guinean police and protesters face off in the opposition suburb of Bambeto in the capital Conakry, after the opponents of President Alpha Conde cried fraud in last Sunday’s, despite African monitors backing the process.

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Polls close in Guinea presidential election | AFP

A polling station closes in the Guinean capital Conakry. Voters have been casting their ballots in a high-stakes presidential election, with the 82-year-old incumbent Alpha Conde bidding for a controversial third term. But he faces a challenge from his old rival, the main opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo, as well as 10 other candidates.

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Guinean leading opposition canididate casts vote in presidential election | AFP

Cellou Dalein Diallo, Guinea’s leading opposition politician, casts his vote in the country’s presidential election, in which he is hoping to stop the 82-year-old incumbent Alpha Conde from winning a controversial third term.

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Guinean President Alpha Conde casts vote as he bids for third term | AFP

In Guinea, incumbent President Alpha Conde votes in a polling station in the capital Conakry. Twelve candidates are in the running to lead this country of some 12 million inhabitants, among the poorest in the world rival its immense natural resources. The 82-year-old Conde’s mian opponent is long-time opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo, 68, who was formerly a prime minister under authoritarian leader Lansana Conte. Some 5.4 million registered voters are due to cast their ballots, and initial results are expected to be announced several days afterwards. A second round is scheduled for November 24.

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Guinea’s President Conde holds last rally before elections | AFP

Guinean President Alpha Conde, 82, rallies thousands of supporters at a last campaign event at the Stade du 28 Septembre ahead of presidential elections on Sunday. The poll follows months of political unrest, where mass protests against a Conde third term, from October last year, have left dozens of people dead in a security-forces crackdown.

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Africa Weekly: Africa’s one million coronavirus cases | AFP

Over one million cases of the new coronavirus have been recorded in Africa, with officials saying the real figures are much higher. Nevertheless, countries are continuing the slow return to normality, doing their best to resume flights and lessons for students. Elsewhere Ivory Coast’s president Alassane Ouattara and Guinean leader Alpha Conde both look set to run for third terms in October elections.

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Mourners gather at the home of Guinean singer Mory Kante | AFP

Mourners gather at the home of Guinean singer Mory Kante who has died at the age of 70. Kante helped introduce African music to a world audience in the 1980s and was best known for his dance song “Yeke Yeke,” which was a huge hit in Africa before becoming a No. 1 in several European countries in 1988. IMAGES

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Guinea-Bissau: military occupy state institutions under the order of the new president | AFP

Following the postponement of legislative elections and a constitutional referendum by Guinean President Alpha Condé, the military and law enforcement occupy state institutions, including the government palace where the PM’s office is located. IMAGES

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Mass protests in Guinea against possible third term for President Conde | AFP

Thousands of Guinean opposition supporters gather in Conakry for a mass rally against President Alpha Conde’s purported desire to stand for a third term in office. Wearing the opposition colour red, protesters carry placards reading “No to a new constitution” and “No to a third mandate for Alpha Conde”. After becoming the country’s first democratically-elected president in 2010, Conde was re-elected in 2015, though under the present constitution, presidents are limited to two terms in office. IMAGES

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“Stop racism” yells crowd after black professor killed in France | AFP

Hundreds of protesters call for justice in front of Rouen university in northern France, after Guinean professor Dr Mamoudou Barry was killed last week in what his family say was a racially motivated attack. IMAGES

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Guinea capital paralysed by fuel price strike

The Guinean capital of Conakry is paralysed as a 25 percent hike in oil prices fuels a general strike. The movement, originally triggered for one day on July 4 by the intersyndicale CNTG-USTG (National Confederation of Guinean Workers-United Trade Union of Guinean Workers) is renewed from 9 July to 11 July. IMAGES

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 31, 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Kremlin critic arrested after defying first day of house arrest to join anti-government protest, Malaysian government criticized for slow response to devastating floods, scientists trace ebola outbreak to tiny Guinean village, and former Korea Air executive detained over ‘nut rage’ incident.

RUSSIA
Putin Critic Sentenced, Then Detained for Violating House Arrest
Alexei Navalny was convicted on fraud charges on Tuesday. He was later arrested after leaving his home to join an anti-government protest in Moscow.

MALAYSIA
Government Criticized Over Delayed Response to Devastating Floods
Prime Minister Najib Razak was slammed for being on holiday in the U.S. as the chaos unfolded across the country.

GUINEA
Ebola Outbreak Traced to Toddler’s Village Playground
Scientists discovered a hollow tree that once housed a colony of fruit bats is likely where a two-year-old contracted the deadly virus.

SOUTH KOREA
Former Airline Executive Detained Over Bizarre Rant
On a flight from New York to Seoul earlier this month, Heather Cho threw a tantrum after a steward served her macadamia nuts in a bag rather than on a plate.

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Medical Response to Ebola Outbreak: This Just in

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Doctors Without Borders is working to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak that has raged in Guinea over the past two months. There are about 60 international Doctors Without Borders staff members in Conakry, Gueckedou and Macenta that are working alongside additional Guinean medical workers. According to Guinea’s Ministry of Health, there have been at least 134 suspected cases and 84 deaths, with additional cases reported in neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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