Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Abayomi Azikiwe, PANW Editor, Featured on Television Continental (TVC): Guinea Incumbent Win Presidential Elections
To watch this interview as it was aired over satellite television TVC based in Lagos, Nigeria, just click on the website below:

Incumbent Alpha Conde won re-election in the West African state of Guinea over the weekend. This is the second multi-party vote that Conde has won as the country attempts to emerge from the serious setbacks inflicted by internecine conflict and Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which erupted in late 2013.

Guinea since independence under the Democratic Party headed by President Ahmed Sekou Toure has struggled to develop its society and national economy. After the sudden death of Toure in 1984, the country has experienced military rule and numerous outbreaks of unrest within the military and among rival political forces.

Rich in Bauxite and Iron Ore, the country has been stifled through the fluctuations in commodity prices and the lack of technological capacity in key industries and sectors of the society.

European Union (EU) observers indicated that the elections were marred by irregularities but did not declare the vote as fraudulent. Opposition parties withdrew from the process saying that it was rigged.

Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, spoke with TVC about the elections and prospects for development in Guinea. The interview was conducted on Oct. 18 and broadcast live over their satellite network which is viewed across Nigeria where it is based and throughout Africa and the world.

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