Guinea: Military junta stokes nerves of mining sector
25 March 2022 | 7:38 am
Mining is a key driver of economic growth in Guinea. But the military junta's unyielding approach toward a major iron ore project could be doing the country more harm than good.
19 Sep 2021
The move comes after a military junta arrested President Alpha Conde and suspended the country's constitution.
17 Sep 2021
Guinea's opposition leaders say they support the military's ousting of President Alpha Condé earlier this month, as four days of talks about the return to democratic rule begin in Conakry. Also, France says that Mali striking a deal with Russian paramilitary group Wagner would be a red line in relations between Paris and Bamako. And we look at how Tanzanian fashion artist Makeke is using traditional artifacts to recreate pre-colonial costumes.
26 Sep 2021
Regional leaders from the ECOWAS group of countries have called for elections in Guinea following a military coup. It is the second country in the region now under the rule of a junta.
25 Sep 2021
On a visit to Conakry following the 5 September putsch, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara say they had 'very frank' talks with the putschists' leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. They were also able to meet with former President Alpha Condé, who is still being detained by the coup's plotters.
20 Sep 2021
Junta leader Col. Mamady Doumbouya said Conakry would not surrender deposed President Alpha Conde. Regional leaders have put pressure and sanctions on the junta members.
29 Sep 2021
Guinea's new military junta have unveiled a "transitional charter" to steer the country back to civilian rule — an effort to show the world, especially donors and mining sector investors, that they can be trusted.
9 Nov 2021
Military leaders in Mali and Guinea are under pressure to follow a roadmap for elections after coups in recent years. The sanctions consist of travel bans and asset freezes.
15 Nov 2021
Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama told FRANCE 24 that recent coups in West Africa are undermining democracy and that events have reached a crucial juncture for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc. “Clearly it is a threat, it is an unfortunate precedent,” he said.
30 Nov 2021
According to an investigation by AP news, Myanmar's military has been systematically torturing detainees in the wake of pro-democracy protests in the country. The military junta has arrested more than 7,000 people since a coup in February of this year.
31 Dec 2021
The president of Guinea-Bissau has negotiated an oil deal with his counterpart from Senegal, without parliamentary approval. Umaro Sissoco Embalo is now facing a ministerial uprising supported by civil society.
Reigning champions Algeria are in danger of an early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations after a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of outsiders Equatorial Guinea in Douala on Sunday. Esteban Obiang's 70th-minute goal gave Equatorial Guinea the victory and brought Algeria's 35-game unbeaten record crashing to an end.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria may further consolidate her position as the country faces Guinea Bissau in the third group stage game of the AFCON 2022 tournament this evening. Nigeria edged out the Pharaohs of Egypt in the first game of the competition and the Falcons of Jediane to secure a top position in the group. Host Dennis Erezi and Guest Analyst Ifeanyi Ibeh preview the match and what to expect.
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