Ivorian Reggae Artist Tiken Jah Fakoly Has Condemned Guinea's President Amid Protests


Widespread Ivorian musician, Tiken Jah Fakoly (actual identify Doumbia Moussa Fakoly) has condemned Guinean President Alpha Condé and accused him of short of to dangle to energy, the BBC stories. Tiken Jah Fakoly’s feedback come amid protests in Conakry and Mamou that experience up to now, ended in 9 folks being killed after police opened hearth. Protesting Guineans are towards Condé’s plans to reportedly alternate the charter in order that he can move directly to run for a 3rd time period. Whilst the 81-year-old has stated {that a} 3rd time period will likely be dependent at the “will of the folk”, Guineans really feel that is not going.

In 2010, President Condé changed into the rustic’s first freely-elected head of state. Previous to him taking place of work, he was once imprisoned for allegedly seeking to destabilize the then govt beneath Lansana Conté who had assumed energy in 1984 thru an army coup. Whilst Condé was once in prison, Tiken Jah Fakoly frequently sang about him and campaigned that he be launched. Chatting with the BBC, the artist stated that, “[I never thought] the individual I used to be protecting would at some point brutally crackdown on protesters.” He added that, “I believed he was once going to do like Nelson Mandela who was once in jail for years and when he were given out he did one time period after which left.”

A spokesperson from President Condé’s birthday celebration has expressed surprise on the artist’s “insulting” and “denigrating” feedback.



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