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Guinea

Guinea

Population: 12.39 mn.
GDP: $8.2 bn.
Debt: $1.37 bn.

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Through a glass very darkly

Closely watching the succession in Conakry are West African presidents, warlords and diplomats. Their central calculation is that what's good for Liberia's exiled warlord Charles T...


Whodunit?

The government blames the opposition for firing on the President's convoy: Guineans are sceptical

Guinea's President Lansana Conté regularly claims to be the target of plots. This time, he was actually shot at. The regime has found a convenient opposition figure to blame...


Honoured dictator

There has been neither visible mention of nor comment on President Thabo Mbeki's recent posthumous decoration of the late President Ahmed Sekou Touré of Guinea.


Price of peace

The government promised at talks in Brussels in mid-July to open a dialogue with the opposition and to improve its management of state finances. In a first gesture of goodwill, it ...


Plot news

Plot accusations are common in Guinea. Yet the latest charges of plotting, levelled against former Prime Minister Sidya Touré and the deputy army Chief of Staff, Colonel Mam...


No change there, then

Ill and politically incoherent, President Conté keeps going by eliminating all opposition

With a presidential election looming on 21 December, Guinea's military high command has banned soldiers from carrying arms in the Samory Touré barracks ­ where President...


Up for grabs

As President Lansana Conté lies dying, the international community courts Guinea

Gravely ill with complications from diabetes, President Lansana Conté has withdrawn to his home village of Moussayah, leaving the army and the divided opposition holding th...


Out for the Conté

After Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, neighbouring Guinea faces troubled times. President Lansana Conté, who has heart trouble, diabetes and a heavy smoking habit, seems to...


Unstable

Explosions in Conakry's main army camp on 5 May were not because of a coup but they show how the army's dominant role is becoming a liability.


Money for mercs?

The French immigration authorities have created a huge row in Guinea, by deporting there a group of 18 Liberians who gave evidence last year in the trial of Guinean opposition lead...


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