Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Music show: Lucy Rose live, Ibeyi and Miley Cyrus

Read more

FOCUS

Judicial reforms: Polish government on collision course with EU

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Euro, stocks slide on Merkel's lacklustre election win

Read more

#THE 51%

Hola 'Ellas Hoy' - The 51 Percent welcomes its sister show on FRANCE 24 Spanish

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Donald Trump Vs NFL: America's divider in chief or America's saviour?

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

National security or personal freedom? French MPs discuss anti-terrorism bill

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Dotard: An educational insult

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Power Play in Barcelona, May's Brexit speech

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Brexit and the city: Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin vying for new business

Read more

Africa

Malian named new election commission head

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-10-20

Mali national Siaka Toumani Sangare has been named as the new chief of the national election commission ahead of key elections on October 24th. He replaces Lounceny Camara, who is accused of being close to veteran opposition figure Alpha Conde.

AFP - Guinea on Tuesday named Mali national Siaka Toumani Sangare to head the troubled country's independent national electoral commission, five days before a presidential run-off vote, a decree said.
  
Guinea police earlier opened fire on protesters, killing two backers of former prime minister Cellou Dalein Diallo, a candidate in the election this weekend, and injuring dozens.
  
Diallo had demanded the departure of CENI commission head, Lounceny Camara, whom he accuses of being wrongfully elected and being close to veteran opposition figure Alpha Conde.
  
Diallo's UFDG party had pressed transitional junta leader General Sekouba Konate to name a "neutral and consensual" person to head the CENI before Sunday's vote, in a move that threatens the poll at such short notice.
  
The run-off pits Diallo, who took 43 percent of the votes in the first round on June 27, against Conde with 18 percent.
 

Date created : 2010-10-20

  • GUINEA

    Delayed Guinea election is set for October 24

    Read more

  • GUINEA

    One year on, massacre culprits remain at large

    Read more

  • GUINEA

    Election chief dies in Paris in wake of fraud conviction

    Read more

COMMENT(S)