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Vol 59 No 6

Published 23rd March 2018


Guinea

Nine angry men

During his inauguration in December 2015, President Alpha Condé was warned by Kéléfa Sall, the head of Guinea's Constitutional Court, to 'not fall for the siren call of revisionism', a reference to Condé's supposed plans to change the constitution and stand for a third term in 2020. Nobody is quite sure if that is Condé's intent, but the presidency has certainly been accused of fomenting unrest in the Constitutional Court. The first signs appeared in November 2016, when the Court's members proposed a special commission to manage the institution's finances, which would sideline Sall.

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