November 17th, 2010
11:25 AM ET

Guinea declares emergency after post-election violence

Authorities in the west African nation of Guinea have declared a state of emergency amid post-election violence that has killed at least nine people, the government said Wednesday on national radio.

"The president of the republic can take, by order, any measure necessary to defend the integrity of the national territory and to re-establish and maintain public order," a senior government official read Wednesday afternoon on state radio.

Supporters of rival Guinean presidential candidates have clashed with each other and with security forces in Conakry, the capital, and other cities in northern Guinea, after Alpha Conde was declared the winner of the runoff election Monday. At least nine people have been killed in the past three days.

Thierno Barry, a doctor at Clinique Dixinn in Conakry, said that he personally had transported five dead bodies since Monday. He said they had all been killed by gunshot wounds from Guinean security forces.

- From Journalist Joe Penney

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  1. duke

    Sounds like the CIA at work!!

    November 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cesar

    Ooooooooo, CIA, are you gonna let the Duke talk that way about you?

    November 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Frank

    People,
    I am sure the U.S.sends alot of foreign aid to this country.Send the Reverends Jesse Jackson,Al Sharpton and Representative Charlie Rangle over there and have them tell their brothers in Africa to get civilized like the United States and stop killing each other over who is in power.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Maurice Sallah

    The UN needs to intervene before this turns into another blood-birth . Tension has been rising in the mineral-rich West African country — the world’s biggest exporter of aluminium ore bauxite. If Guinea becomes a fail state economically, The world will suffer. Sadly though , It will be nothing compare to how Guineans will suffer. Sudan , DRC , Somalia should be examples of how unrest in Africa can effect us all, Why not try to " Prevent " another failed-state in Africa rather than trying to come up with a " Cure " later ?

    November 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cesar

    Never heard of so many ungrateful people.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kim

    Another country that cant get it together and solve their own problems they cant even have a election and accept the true winners. Im suppose to feel sorry for these people well i dont there pathic why dont they just let super power tell them what to do because to me they just dont got the leadership to do it thereselfs. They cant stop fighting among there own people to get their own country back on track. Pathic

    November 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. I am a Black male living in the USA!

    At#5 above: You are darn right! If White folks get involved in trying to stop the fight, Black folk would shout "racism & slavery" - but when Black folk kill and destroy the very little we have, NOBlack leader speaks against such wickedness. Do you recall where it's written in the Bible saying "The Devil goes to and fro seeking whom he may devour"? Blacks and black leaders everywhere on this Planet are that Devil! Black folk are experts in waging destruction day in and day out! What's wrong with us? It's ALWAYS White folks who would save us from ourselves!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |