Guinea ‘closes border’ with neighbours ahead of polls

map of Guinea
map of Guinea

Guinea has closed its border with Senegal and Guinea-Bissau ahead of the general elections, a government official has been quoted as saying by AFP news agency.

The official said the closure was for security reasons, according to the agency.

Guinea-Bissau’s Interior Minister, Botche Cande, said the border had been closed since Sunday but his Guinean counterpart did not confirm.

Guinea’s President Alpha Condé is seeking a controversial third term in 18 October general elections.

The president is taking advantage of a new constitution to circumvent a two-term presidential limit.

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