Guinea coalition calls off protests after ECOWAS mediation

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A Guinean opposition coalition on Saturday said it was calling off protests for a week following deadly clashes and a plea for calm by West Africa’s regional bloc. The National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC), an alliance of political parties, trade unions and civil society organisations, also said gendarmes had arrested its coordinator Oumar Sylla. Sylla was detained at his home overnight Friday to Saturday and “taken to an unknown destination”, Abdoulaye Keita, a lawyer for the FNDC, told AFP. The FNDC in a statement said it spoke on Friday with the head of the Economic Comm…

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