Protests have erupted in Guinea's capital Conakry over news the president is seeking a charge in the constitution that would allow him to remain in power.

President Alpha Conde's critics say he may be planning to seek a third term in office.

The 81-year-old became West Africa's first democratically-elected president in 2010, ending two years of military rule and raising hopes for democratic progress in Guinea,

But he's also accused of stoking ethnic violence in the country.

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Conakry.

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