Guineans resume marches over constitutional tweaks

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Thousands of Guineans took to the streets on Monday in a new anti-government protest, with partisan violence injuring at least 12 people in the country’s east.

The West African country has been hit by rolling protests since mid-October over concerns President Alpha Conde plans to stay in office for a third term.

Wearing the opposition colour red, protesters carried placards reading “No to a new constitution” and “No to a third mandate for Alpha Conde”.

Conde, 81, announced a new draft constitution last month, but which critics fear he will use to pursue a third term.

About 20 people have died since the protests began, according to an AFP tally, and one gendarme has also been killed

By Kayongo Brian Timothy

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