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‘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...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...