Police and demonstrators in Conakry, Guinea
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Protesters and police clash in Guinea over elections

There have been anti-government protests in Conakry, the capital of Guinea.

Protesters clashed with security forces after opposition leaders called for nationwide protests against the timing of local elections.

Authorities say 14 people, including 12 security officers, were wounded, while opposition figures suggest as many as 30 people may have been hurt.

The protests come as local elections, which were due in 2014, are now to be held in 2016, after October's presidential elections.

Opposition leaders say the timetable breaks a 2013 agreement which would have allowed local elections to be held ahead of the presidential poll.

  • 05 May 2015
  • From the section Africa
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