Guinea Accuses Sierra Leone of Bias as Election Nears

Guinea's President Alpha Conde has accused Sierra Leone's Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh of supporting his main opponent, veteran opposition leader Cellou Dallein Diallo. He said Sierra Leone is harbouring a group of Guinean mercenaries training for attacks in Guinea. Conde, 82, is seeking a third term, after controversially altering the country's constitution that initially allowed for only two five-year terms. The run-up to October 18 election has been marred by violence, with fears it will intensify during, and after the elections.

Guineans in the capital city of Conakry (file photo).

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