Some gunshots have been heard early Sunday close to the presidential palace in Guinea’s capital, Conakry witnesses mentioned.
This has raised safety considerations in a rustic with an extended historical past of navy energy grabs and coup makes an attempt.
Nonetheless, it was not clear whether or not President Alpha Conde was house on the time the taking pictures started, in line with witnesses within the Kaloum neighbourhood of Conakry, Related Press studies.
Conde has confronted mounting criticism ever since he sought a 3rd time period in workplace final yr, saying the constitutional time period limits didn’t apply in his case. He was in the end reelected, however the transfer prompted violent road demonstrations, and the opposition mentioned dozens have been killed.
Conde got here to energy in 2010 within the nation’s first democratic elections since independence from France in 1958.
Many noticed his presidency as a recent begin for the mineral-rich nation, which has been mired by many years of corrupt, authoritarian rule.
Opponents say he has failed to enhance the lives of Guineans, most of whom dwell in poverty regardless of the nation’s huge mineral riches.
In 2011, he survived an assassination try when mutinous troopers fired on the palace.
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