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Misconception of Power and the Case of Guinea’s President Alpha Condé

Posted by Vamo Soko, Bintu Zahara Sakor & Mohammed Sacko on Thursday, 14 October 2021

On September 5th, President Alpha Condé was captured by the Guinean elite special force commander Col. Mamady Doumbouyah and his team. Col. Doumbouyah, the head of CNRD (National Committee of Reconciliation and Development) immediately dissolved the government, annulled the constitution, urged the former officials to report on the following day for ... Read more »

Military Coups d'État and Guinea’s Rocky Road to Political Stability

Posted by Bintu Zahara Sakor, Mohammed Sacko & Vamo Soko on Thursday, 7 October 2021

While the fate of Guinea’s former President Alpha Condé remains unclear following a military coup on September 5, the ongoing political turmoil is most likely a beginning of a repetitive cycle of a semi-democratic military governance observed across West Africa. Security Defection: Domestic vs. International Community Reactions Guinea is, yet ... Read more »

Protests, Elections, and Ethnic Tensions in West Africa: What are the Driving Forces?

Posted by Bintu Zahara Sakor & Vamo Soko on Tuesday, 24 November 2020

As ongoing post-electoral violence across West-Africa continues, especially in countries such as Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire, the region is forced to urgently address the implications of long-term economic decline and poor governance systems. What are the key driving forces for the current troubling political atmosphere? Post-election Violence: Guinea  and Côte ... Read more »

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