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State of emergency declared in Guinea


A state of emergency has been declared in the West African country of Guinea amid post-election unrest.

An overnight curfew is in place and police have been given extra powers to try to restore law and order.

Clashes have continued for a third day after the electoral commission announced Alpha Conde the winner of a close presidential race.

Opposition supporters allege fraud, although international observers said the poll on 7th November appeared to be free and fair.

Rival ethnic groups are among those involved in the violence.

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