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Vol 50 No 2

Published 23rd January 2009


A popular putsch, so far

The junta is purging the army, reviewing mining contracts and has been given just six months to organise elections

Guinea's new leader, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, faces formidable difficulties in holding together the junta as rival military factions circle in search of largesse and political influence. Camara's junta seized power within hours of the death of President Lansana Conté on 22 December. He must also deal with strong opposition from the international organisations which insist that he should return the country to constitutional rule immediately.

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