Over a year after the coup in Guinea, the military government is unable to construct a viable agenda to exit the country’s dependence on foreign mining companies. In the meantime, the protests for a return to democracy are unlikely to be quelled
The coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, has claimed that he will put an end to the corruption and human rights abuses committed under the rule of ousted president Alpha Conde, whom he had served as a henchman. However, his close links to the US and France indicate other motives behind the coup
The coup leaders have also announced the dissolution of the country’s constitution, which was amended last year to allow president Alpha Conde to contest for the post of president for the third time
Parliamentary elections were held in the West African nation of Guinea on March 22, Sunday. A referendum on certain crucial amendments to the constitution, including extending the president’s term, also took place simultaneously
In the complaint, the communities demanded an independent meditation process in which they can freely express their views and put forward their positions without fear of reprisals.