an international diplomatic mission to alleviate tensions

In Guinea, while Céni has just declared Alpha Condé the winner of the first round of presidential election with 59.51% of the vote, at least three new people lost their lives in clashes on Saturday, leading to ten to eight dead tolls for post-election violence since the vote last Sunday.

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It could be much heavier, the opposition counts, that, about thirty victims. Faced with the situation, a “preventive diplomatic mission” is expected in Conakry to try to calm tensions.

According to our information, the mission is expected between Sunday and Tuesday the 27th in Conakry. It would be composed of Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the Commission of ECOWAS, Mohamed Ibn Chambas of the United Nations, Cessouma Minata Samate, Commissioner for Political Affairs of the African Union, and Francis Behanzin, of ECOWAS.

In two days, her mission will be to ease tensions, while main opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo, credited with 33.50% of the votes from Céni, does not acknowledge election results that he thinks he won.

He condemns “guilty indifference” on the part of the international community. “The savage repression in Guinea has never been condemned,” he confirms. The UFDG therefore intends to lodge an appeal with the Constitutional Court by submitting copies of the protocol in its possession, but without being too illusory, says its leader. He therefore calls on the streets, supported by the FNDC, which calls for new demonstrations on Monday.

Cellou Dallein Diallo

Three deaths next to the announcement of the results

It was at the People’s Palace, which was under high security, that the president of the election commission declared Alpha Condé’s victory. In the room, supporters of the outgoing president welcome. For them, it is the hoped-for “knockout”.

Atmosphere in both camps when the results were announced

Outside, RPG Arc-en-Ciel activists put on their yellow t-shirts and caps in party colors, but no big gathering.

Dansa Kourouma, chair of the National Council of Guinean Civil Society Organizations, welcomes the smooth running of the election and calls on the opposition to use legal remedies to make their demands heard.

We found that despite the pre-election environment filled with violence, tension and anxiety, the Guinean fear defied voting massively and throughout the national territory (…) I ask twelve candidates to respect the appeals (…) The Constitutional Court remains the competent jurisdiction.

Dance Kourouma

Several districts in the capital are deserted, shops are closed, the defense and security forces are located at roundabouts and intersections.

After deadly violence since Monday, the publication of the results was followed by new protests and tensions in the suburbs of Conakry, but also in cities in the interior, such as Labé, in Central Guinea, where Cellou Dalein Diallo gained the majority. according to Ceni. Assessment of this day: three died according to the Ministry of Security.

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