The leader of the transition recently tasked his foreign minister with reviewing the performance of Guinea's diplomatic representatives abroad, his aim being to improve the efficiency of the country's embassies.
Ordered to disband this month by the ruling junta, the FNDC movement spearheading Guinea's wave of protests is mobilising its networks in Brussels and Paris. It aims to get EU sanctions passed against those it says were behind the crackdown on demonstrations on 28 and 29 July.
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.
Moussa Magassouba, appointed head of the Guinean Ministry of Mines and Geology after the September 2021 coup, coordinates the beating heart of Guinean economy. However, he has been subject to frequent criticism from both civil society organisations and members of the government.
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.