Guinea ‘closes border’ with neighbours ahead of polls

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Guinea has shut its border with Senegal and Guinea-Bissau ahead of the general elections scheduled for next month.

Government sources said the closure was for security reasons.

Guinea-Bissau’s Interior Minister, Botche Cande, said the border had been closed since Sunday but his Guinean counterpart did not confirm this.

Guinea’s President Alpha Condé is seeking a controversial third term in the October 18 general elections.

The president is taking advantage of a new constitution to circumvent a two-term presidential limit.

 




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