Tight security on streets of Conakry
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Ethnic tensions surface in Guinea as elections end

Rioting has broken out in parts of Guinea's capital, Conakry, at the end of a tight presidential election.

The country's electoral commission has declared opposition leader Alpha Conde the winner of the contest. It said Mr Conde had received more than 52% of the votes.

Members of the Malinke community, who supported Mr Conde, have been celebrating his victory. But security has been stepped up in some neighbourhoods where supporters of the rival candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo, who is Peal, have been rioting with a number of homes burned and looted.

The result is likely to increase tensions between the two ethnic groups.

  • 16 Nov 2010
  • From the section Africa
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