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By Cindy Bryant,2014-10-14 18:44
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    Guinea's President Calls for Calm After Assassination Attempt

    暗杀事件后几内亚总统呼吁全民勿慌乱

    据法新社719日报道,几内亚新总统阿尔法 孔戴的官邸19日遭到一枚火箭弹

    的袭击,造成一人死亡,孔戴本人逃过一劫.报道称,袭击发生数小时后,孔戴通过

    国家电视台向全国做演说,旨在平息人们对几内亚再次滑向骚乱的担忧.

    Soldiers are out in force in Guinea's capital following a nearly two-hour attack on the home of President Alpha Conde that ended just before dawn. The president later addressed the nation on state television and radio.

    Mr. Conde called on everyone to remain calm following the attack, in which he says the presidential guard fought heroically and called for reinforcements. The president congratulated those troops and said nothing will stop the work of the people of Guinea.

    It's not clear who was behind the attack, which included rockets and automatic weapons. There are no official reports of arrests.

    Mr. Conde recalled the traditional belief that no matter what your enemies do against you, if God is with you, nothing will happen. He said no matter what his enemies do, the path of democracy in Guinea has begun and will continue.

    Mr. Conde was elected president last November in Guinea's first truly-democratic election. Civilian dictators ruled from independence to 2008 when soldiers took power in a coup. The military eventually yielded to last year's vote that saw the 73-year-old opposition leader take office.

    President Conde said Tuesday that the people of Guinea voted for change and got it. He then appealed for calm and national unity, asking people to allow the army and security forces to do their jobs.

    Mr. Conde said there is no room for hatred in Guinea, and said he knows

    he can count on the people to reject division because there is no development without unity.

    Guinea is one of the world's poorest countries despite being the largest exporter of the aluminum ore bauxite.

    There was some violence following last year's vote, as riot police and

    place finisher, members of Conde's party fought supporters of the second-

    former prime minister Cellou Diallo. Security forces have since raided Diallo's home saying they are looking for weapons. Diallo says it's political intimidation.

    Diallo's party opposes President Conde's plans for an electoral census to revise voting lists before parliamentary elections by year's end. The opposition party says that census should be conducted by an independent electoral body, not the Conde government.

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