While the identity and motives of the attackers are not clear, Tuesday's attack on the presidential palace comes at a fragile time for a country still reconciling after fractious December elections and a coup d'état.
Guinea is divided by ethnicity, and Conde's opponent is framing his challenge to the presidential election results in ethnic terms. Violence has followed.
Hours before the Guinea election commission announced Alpha Conde as the nation's first democratically elected president in a half-century, rival candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo proclaimed himself winner.
Former President George W. Bush talks with 8-year-old Whitney Grace Dodson as he signs copies of his book, "Decision Points," at a store near his Dallas home.