Guinea president, opposition meet after anti-govt protests

AFP | Guinea's President Alpha Conde (R) shakes hands with opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo during their meeting at the presidential palace in Conakry
AFP | Guinea’s President Alpha Conde (R) shakes hands with opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo during their meeting at the presidential palace in Conakry

(AFP) – Guinea’s President Alpha Conde and opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo met for talks; two weeks after violent protests over alleged government corruption swept the capital.

One man was shot dead by police and several others were injured as at least half a million people rallied in Conakry to denounce what they said was economic mismanagement by Conde’s government.

“We discussed the political, economic and social situation,” Diallo told reporters after the meeting.

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SOURCES: News Now/AFP/Digital Journal

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