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Several people have been killed in southern Guinea, according to local officials, in an outbreak of violence after the country's contested constitutional referendum.
The opposition in the West African state of Guinea has vowed to boycott legislative elections set for February and prevent them from taking place, in a dispute focussed on the country's electoral roll.
Guinea's President Alpha Conde has announced a new draft constitution despite mass demonstrations over concerns he intends to pursue a third term.
A Guinean teenager has been was shot dead by police as he tried to flee a crackdown on anti-government protests in the capital Conakry, his family and a doctor say.
A teenage mourner was shot dead and several others were wounded in clashes between Guinean police and protesters at a funeral march for those killed in recent anti-government demonstrations, the opposition and the victim's family say.
At least two people died and another 30 are missing after a boat carrying New Year's revellers capsized off the coast of Guinea's capital Conakry, local authorities say.
Authorities say two men have been killed in the West African country of Guinea amid months of political unrest after disputed municipal elections earlier this year
Guinean police have blocked several hundred women from marching through the streets of the capital Conakry in an opposition protest to demand "justice" for those killed during a series of bloody crackdowns on demonstrations.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting with the heads of 11 African nations, international organisations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched under the German Group of 20 presidency last year designed to encourage private investment in Africa.
At least 30 people were injured in clashes between opposition supporters and security forces in central Guinea, medical sources and witnesses say, after an opposition leader said his car was hit by gunfire a day earlier.
The African Union says it is recalling a team to observe a constitutional referendum and legislative elections in Guinea on Sunday that have been overshadowed by fears of violence.
Guinea's political opposition has accused the president of staging a "constitutional coup", prompting fresh tensions in a country wracked by rolling anti-government protests.
Court releases 10 opposition leaders for part in anti-government protests
Thousands of Guinean protesters have taken to the streets in the capital Conakry , in fresh demonstrations days after deadly clashes marred a funeral march for those killed in recent anti-government marches.
A court in Conakry has sentenced 19 people to jail terms of between 10 years and life over the killing of the head of Guinea's public treasury, who was gunned down in 2012 months after busting an embezzlement plot.
Policemen have fired tear gas and used batons to break up an anti-government protest by hundreds of opposition supporters in the heart of the Guinean capital Conakry.
Guinean soldiers have shot dead two men in a suburb of the capital city Conakry, where protesters and security forces clashed, sources say.
Amnesty International has voiced concern at the number of protesters killed in Guinea - three in the last fortnight and 18 this year - urging the government to "take all necessary measures to ensure the situation does not spiral out of control".
A "dead city" strike call by the opposition in Guinea has largely emptied the streets of the capital Conakry, with no solution in sight to a pay dispute in the education sector.
A teenager, Samba Diallo, has been killed, as Guinean police clashed with youths in the capital Conakry.
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