Guinea leader files papers for controversial third term

Guinea's President Alpha Conde gesturing during a press conference at the presidential palace in Conakry on August 27, 2015.

Photo credit: File | Afp

What you need to know:

  • The 82-year-old walked from the presidential palace to the nearby Constitutional Court to file his nomination.
  • He was accompanied by his wife, Hadja Djene Conde, and several ministers.
  • Conde, a veteran opposition leader who has served long stints in prisons, only confirmed on Wednesday that he would seek another term.

Guinean President Alpha Conde on Thursday filed his nomination papers for a controversial third term in elections next month, despite outrage and widespread protests in which dozens were killed.

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