Journalist El Hadj Mohamed Diallo, who worked for the private Guinee7 news website and the weekly L’Independant, was gunned down on Feb. 5, 2016 while covering clashes between rival factions of Guinea’s main opposition party in Guinea’s capital, Conakry. The clashes erupted in front of the headquarters of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) when Mamadou Oury Bah, a founding member of the UFDG, was denied entrance to a party leadership meeting after having earlier been excluded. Witnesses suggested the gunman was a member of the UFDG and authorities initially arrested 17 members of the opposition party in connection with the shooting.