Clashes in Guinea leading up to Sunday's election

In Guinea, ethnic tensions leading up to the presidential election have led to violent demonstrations around the country, including in the capital Conakry. Two people were killed in clashes on Thursday. Today in Conakry, traffic was disrupted on the Fidel Castro highway when one group stopped cars and pedestrians who appeared to be supporting an opponent.

Advice For Travellers

The presidential election is scheduled for October 11. Expect more clashes leading up to and after the election. With respect to personal safety, be extremely vigilant to your surroundings, and avoid areas of any gatherings, rallies or protests. Traffic has been disrupted so have alternative routes planned.