String of Tense Votes Test Africa’s Democracies

A series of elections across Africa threaten to roll back democracy on the continent and destabilize some of the few economies around the world still projected to grow this year.

In the mineral-rich West African nation of Guinea, the army has been deployed against opposition supporters who accuse the government of having rigged an Oct. 18 election that handed President Alpha Condé a controversial third term.


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