Children die in Guinea arson attack

•Local government elections have caused unrest in Guinea

• Local government elections have caused unrest in Guinea

Officials in Guinea say five children have been killed in an arson attack during violence which broke out after Sunday’s local election.

They died after homes were set on fire in the central town of Kalinko. At least one person died on Monday during clashes between the security forces and opposition supporters who say the poll was rigged.

The local elections were meant to be held eight years ago, but were delayed due to cash shortages, political wrangling and the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease.

 

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