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Vol 63 No 1

Published 7th January 2022


No timeline for return to civil rule

Chinese mining deals will help the junta fight off international pressure to hold elections, and withstand sanctions

On 27 December, prime minister Mohamed Béavogui presented his government's roadmap back to civilian rule to Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, who has ruled Guinea since a coup last September. The document – put together by a largely civilian and technocrat government, serving under the military – sets out plans for righting the wrongs of the past, including creating an independent judiciary, achieving national reconciliation and revising voters' lists.

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