Youth of Guinea

The first round of presidential elections in Guinea took place on 27 June 2010, resulting in two top candidates going into a run-off. The election campaign brought many youngsters to the streets of Conakry where these photos were taken, in all their colorful vividness.

E-day was marked by peaceful voting and a high turnout. One can feel the high hopes for free and fair elections to bring a democratic civilian government in power after more than fifty years of authoritarian rule. Yet the scenes of violence in Conakry, together with political turmoil after the elections bring back the old clashes to the surface…