Guinea — Diallo Claims Victory in Presidential Election

Cellou Dalein Diallo, Guinea’s opposition leader, declared himself the winner of the country’s presidential election on Sunday. Diallo insisted that he has defeated President Alpha Condé, although the official results have not yet been published. The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) replied that Diallo’s claim is “premature” and “null.”

Nigeria — Celebrities Join Protests Against Police Brutality

Nigeria witnessed another day of demonstrations against police brutality as thousands of young Nigerians took to the streets in several cities of the West African state, including in its economic capital, Lagos. There, several roads were blocked due to the protests. The Nigerian protests against police brutality have been ongoing for a while now.

Ivory Coast — Ex-President Urges “Civil Disobedience”

The former president of Côte d’Ivoire, Henri Konan Bédié, on Sunday led the nation’s opposition in appealing for “civil disobedience” in the face of “loss,” in the context of President Alassane Ouattara’s controversial candidacy for a third presidential term in the country’s presidential elections. They are scheduled for 31 October this year.