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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...

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