Fearful that jihadist violence could spill over from neighbouring Mali, the Guinean junta is seeking to improve border security. Having ended Guinea's discreet collaboration with the Jordanian secret services, it has now turned to Washington and Brussels for help, but so far in vain.
Unlike in neighbouring Mali, relations between Paris and Conakry haven't particularly suffered from the coup. The interim president Mamadi Doumbouya has now asked for French support to secure the Mali-Guinean border, and although Paris is inclined to help, it remains concerned about the human rights situation in the country.
For the past few weeks, the transitional president of Guinea, Col Mamady Doumbouya, has been quietly making changes to further strengthen his authority over Guinea's armed forces. This mix special forces appointments and dismissals elsewhere could trigger the first upset within the junta's security apparatus.
Although most of Guinea's ambassadors were recalled in early February, none of them has so far returned to Conakry. Interim president Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya is nevertheless pursuing his efforts little by little to change his country's diplomatic line-up abroad.
During his visit to Madagascar, the French director of security and defence cooperation tried to breathe new life into the partnership between the two countries. Maritime projects launched by the US and Japan are also moving at a slow pace.
Though member countries of ECOWAS once again demanded Alpha Condé be authorised to leave the country at its 12 December summit, Mamadi Doumbouya's junta is keeping him under house arrest as they look, among other issues, into his finances.
The ousting of President Alpha Condé by Col Mamady Doumbouya has not, as yet, affected the country's mining operations. In company headquarters, mining executives are waiting for the junta's next moves and making plans to manage the transition.