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Abu Dhabi investment fund Mubadala and Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) have signed a five-billion-dollar deal with Guinea that should secure resources for UAE aluminium makers, a statement said.
At least one person was killed and several wounded on Monday during a protest in Guinea over the results of a September 28 parliamentary election, a witness and a security official said.
Anti-government demonstrators barricaded roads and threw stones in Guinea's capital on Saturday in protest at a Supreme Court ruling handing September's controversial elections to the president's governing party.
Guinea's Supreme Court on Friday rejected all the complaints lodged against the results of a September 28 parliamentary election in which President Alpha Conde's RPG party won the most seats.
Civil society organisations in West Africa need to be more fully implicated in anti-drugs campaigns in a region which faces new challenges on both drugs trafficking and consumption. Both the coastlines of West Africa and the vast swathes of desert in the interior are now belong used by drugs traffickers, who have long established transit routes. Most of the narcotics come from Latin America, arriving by boat or plane.
Guinea's main opposition parties accused the ruling party on Saturday of massive fraud in last month's parliamentary election and said they would call on the Supreme Court to annul the vote.
The United Nations and the international community on Sunday called upon Guinea's electoral commission to publish results of a September 28 election aimed at completing a transition to democracy, saying it was concerned over the delay.
International observers have denounced voting flaws in Guinea's parliamentary election, saying they may undermine the results of a poll meant to seal the transition of the mineral-rich West African nation to democracy.
Guinea's president dismissed accusations of electoral fraud lodged by the opposition on Tuesday.
Guinea's ruling party is leading in the first parliamentary polls in over a decade, provisional partial results showed late Sunday, amid calls for the elections to be annulled over "fraud".