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Transition in Guinea: what's next after the coup?
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo (left) and his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara (right) meet the putschists during an ECOWAS mission to Guinea on 17 September 2021. © @PresidenceCI/Twitter

Transition in Guinea: what's next after the coup?

The coup that ousted Alpha Condé on 5 September 2021 in Guinea has ushered in a period of instability, despite the putschists' reassuring words from the start. There is much at stake over the coming months as leaders jostle for power and political alliances take shape, and pressing questions over the mining industry and international partnerships come to the fore.

GUINEA Diplomacy 16/09/2021
Screenshot of the extraordinary ECOWAS Heads of State and Government meeting on the situation in Guinea, 8 September 2021.
Screenshot of the extraordinary ECOWAS Heads of State and Government meeting on the situation in Guinea, 8 September 2021. © Ecowas/Handout via Reuters

The secret agenda of ECOWAS heads of state in Accra for Guinea coup summit 

The organisation's heads of state are meeting in Accra on 16 September over the situation in Guinea. Some members are pushing for a 6-month civilian-led transition fiercely opposed by the junta, which hopes to keep control over the transition. [...]

Spotlight TURKEY GUINEA Business 09/09/2021
Turkish Ambassador to Guinea Volkan Türk Vural (left) during a meeting with Guinean Prime Minister Ibrahima Kassory Fofana on 21 April 2021.
Turkish Ambassador to Guinea Volkan Türk Vural (left) during a meeting with Guinean Prime Minister Ibrahima Kassory Fofana on 21 April 2021. © Office of the Republic of Guinea/Twitter

Coup stops Turkey's Africa push in its tracks 

Turkey's diplomats have been hard-wired to reject military rule ever since the failed 2016 coup attempt in Ankara, but they now find themselves having to make pragmatic choices with Guinea's new leaders to maintain an air of influence. [...]

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