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ISS: ‘Electoral reforms’ are stifling democracy in West Africa

Ruling parties are using financial and political barriers to prevent their opponents from running for office. In the past two years, several West African countries...

Russian deputy defence minister meets Guinea’s defence minister

On 19 November, Russian Deputy Minister of Defence Alexander Fomin met with the Minister of Defence of Guinea Mohamed Diane in Moscow. According to the...

Ivory Coast and Guinea election crises spur fears of prolonged unrest

Ivory Coast opposition leaders refused to disband their breakaway government on Wednesday despite being put under effective house arrest following a disputed presidential election. The...

Gunfire and barricades in Guinea as president heads for third term

Gunfire rang out across Guinea’s capital Conakry on Friday and security forces dispersed protesters after results showed President Alpha Conde winning re-election in a...

Guinea President Conde wins re-election in landslide: preliminary results

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a landslide re-election victory, preliminary results showed on Thursday, giving him a third term in office after a...

Guinea president retains election lead as protests turn deadly

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde retained his lead on Wednesday in provisional results from the 18 October election, beating his challengers in 14 constituencies out...

Guinean President Conde ahead of rivals in election

Guinea’s octogenarian leader, Alpha Conde, won four constituencies in the West African nation’s presidential vote, preliminary results announced by the election commission showed on...

Guinea opposition candidate claims victory, violence erupts

Guinea opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo said on Monday he had won the first round of the 18 October presidential election, but his claim...

Guinea votes on third term for Conde amid voter-card concerns

Polls closed and counting began in Guinea on Sunday evening following a largely peaceful day in which voters decided whether to give 82-year-old President...

Guinea military base attacked two days before presidential election

Armed men attacked a military base in western Guinea overnight, killing the camp’s commander, the defence minister said on Friday, two days before the...


Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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