Political protests in Conakry, Guinea, leave 15 injured

In Conakry, Guinea, protests by opposition activists turned violent when clashes broke out between youths and police. Reports indicate that at least 15 people were injured. Large parts of Conakry were shut down when protesters barricaded roads in suburbs and burned tires to block major highways into Conakry.

Travellers should be aware of the political tensions around the parliamentary election scheduled for next month. Avoid all public gatherings and demonstrations as the situation can become violent without warning.