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Guinea orders more Puma M36s

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OTT Technologies has received another order for Puma M36 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from Guinea, which will use them with the United Nations mission...

ISS: New targets needed to manage West Africa’s military transitions

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Since August 2020, five coups have occurred in three West African countries – Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea. The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau have weathered...

Guinea and Indonesia exploring aviation cooperation

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Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and his Guinean counterpart Felix Lamah in January signed a Letter of Intent (LoI), the first step in...

West Africa has experienced a wave of coups – superficial democracy...

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West Africa has seen coups and military takeovers in three countries in 2022. Like those of the past, they came with promises of a...

Downward trend in piracy continues in the Gulf of Guinea

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Piracy appears to be on the decline with reported incidents in the Gulf of Guinea – long accepted as the world’s piracy hotspot –...

Wave of juntas in Africa and the worrisome celebratory reception by...

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Within the past 18 months, Africa has experienced six coups, with the most recent in Burkina Faso on 24 January, rekindling the debate regarding...

ISS: Democracy in decline in Africa? Not so fast

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The problem isn’t the system of government but poor leadership that opens the door to despots and coup plotters. Do recent coups in Chad, Mali,...

Guinea swears in coup leader as interim president

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Guinea junta leader Mamadi Doumbouya was inaugurated as interim president on Friday to oversee what regional powers hope will be a short transition to...

Guinea junta bars its members from running in next elections

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Guinea's junta said on Monday its members are barred from standing in the next national or local elections, and that it will agree on...

ISS: Can coups be removed from Guinea’s political culture?

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The transition process should focus on building strong, accountable institutions rather than just a government of national unity. On 5 September, Guineans woke up to...

Guinea junta says it will not bow to pressure to let...

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Guinea's military junta said on Friday it would not bow to pressure from regional leaders to allow President Alpha Conde, whom it detained during...

Guinea junta brushes off impact of ECOWAS sanctions

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The leader of Guinea's recent coup told a delegation of West African leaders he was not concerned about new sanctions imposed by the regional...

ECOWAS goes the sanctions route against Guinea and Mali

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West Africa's main regional bloc imposed sanctions against the junta in Guinea and those slowing Mali's post-coup transition - its toughest response yet to...

‘Serious decisions’: West African leaders to hold summit on Guinea coup

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West African leaders will meet on Thursday to decide how to respond to the coup in Guinea and how to pressure the junta leaders...

Guinea junta starts transitional government talks following coup

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Guinea's new military rulers began consultations with political, religious and business leaders on Tuesday which they say will lead to the formation of a...

Regional envoys meet Guinea junta, ousted president after coup

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A delegation from West Africa's main political and economic bloc on Friday met Guinea's ousted president Alpha Conde and members of the junta that...

Regional envoys to hold talks with Guinea junta over coup

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A delegation from West Africa’s main political and economic bloc arrived in the Guinean capital on Friday in hopes of steering the junta that...

West African regional bloc suspends Guinea after coup

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West Africa's main political and economic bloc suspended Guinea's membership on Wednesday following a weekend military coup that ousted President Alpha Conde and dealt...

Guinea military consolidates takeover, opposition leader signals openness to transition

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Guinea's main opposition leader said on Tuesday he was open to participating in a transition following a military coup over the weekend, as the...

Guinean political prisoners freed, regional bloc to discuss coup

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Guinea's military leaders have freed scores of political prisoners before a meeting of West African leaders to discuss their response to Sunday's coup that...

‘Unattainable power’: the frustrations that drove Guinea’s coup leader

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In 2016, Mamady Doumbouya, a commander in the Guinean army, asked his superiors if he could have ammunition to train his troops in marksmanship....

Guinea coup leader promises national government as politicians arrested

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The leaders of a military coup in Guinea promised on Monday to set up a transitional government of national unity after ousting President Alpha...

Army coup leaders summon Guinea ministers after Conde’s ouster

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Soldiers who ousted Guinean President Alpha Conde summoned his ministers and top government officials to a meeting on Monday, a day after a coup...

Newsmaker: Toppled Conde failed to live up to pledges in Guinea

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The apparent overthrow of President Alpha Conde in Guinea capped a steady slide from grace for the veteran opposition leader and human rights professor...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

ISS: Third terms for presidents of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea must...

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Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire will hold presidential elections this October. The polls are vital for the countries’ stability. But the outgoing leaders of both countries...

Guinea’s Conde accepts nomination to seek third term

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Guinea President Alpha Conde has accepted his party's nomination to run in October's election, the party said on Monday, taking advantage of a new...

Guinea referendum

Despite the coronavirus threat and an opposition boycott, a constitutional referendum was held in Guinea on Sunday which opponents of President Alpha Conde fear...

Conde hints at third term

Guinea President Alpha Conde suggested publicly for the first time he could run for a third term if the national constitution is changed, a...

Demonstrator dies in Guinea protests

A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea during protests against President Alpha Conde’s perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister told Reuters....

New Security Minister for Guinea

Guinea President Alpha Conde has replaced his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend his mandate. Conde (81) is...

More protest deaths in Guinea

Two people were killed in Guinea on Monday when protesters and police clashed during a funeral procession for those killed in earlier protests over...

Guineans protest third presidential term

Thousands took to the streets of Guinea on Thursday in the largest of a series of protests over a suspected effort by President Alpha...

Guinea protest leaders sentenced

Five opposition and civil society leaders in Guinea were convicted and sentenced to prison for organising protests against a possible change to the constitution...

Nine die in Guinea protests

Nine protesters were killed this week in Guinea during demonstrations against a possible change to the constitution that could let President Alpha Conde seek...

Constitution change protests in Guinea

At least one policeman and a protester were killed during demonstrations in Guinea against a possible change to the constitution that could allow President...

West African border security upped via Interpol intervention

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An Interpol-led border management operation in West Africa highlighted the importance of strong security measures to detect individuals using fraudulent travel documents. Operation Stop began...

Guinean peacekeepers in Mali

As the sun rises over the vast Malian desert a group of 20 peacekeepers prepare equipment and line up to receive instructions before their...

Guinea refinery deal agreed

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A consortium of the Societe Miniere de Boke (SMB) and Singapore's Winning Shipping signed an agreement with Guinea's government to build the...

Making their mark – Guinean peacekeepers in Mali

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As the sun rises over Mali's vast desert, a group of 20 men prepare equipment and line up to receive instructions before...

New Prime Minister for Guinea

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Guinea President Alpha Conde named Ibrahima Kassory Fofana as the country's new Prime Minister amid heightened political tensions and suspicion about his...