How is Guinea Faring After Two Years of Democracy?
Although Guinea was the first and only West African French colony to opt for complete independence from the French community, it has since struggled to remain on the path of political stability, social cohesion and socio-economic development, writes Kamissa Camara, Program Officer for West Africa at the National Endowment for Democracy.
ThinkAfricaPress, 23 October 2012
On October 2, close to two years after the election of Alpha Condé as the first democratically-elected president of Guinea, the so-called 'water castle' of Africa celebrated... read more »
Guineans rally in support of President Alpha Condé for achieving debt relief for the country.
International Federation for Human Rights, 12 October 2012
Back from an international mission to Guinea, FIDH and its member organisation, OGDH, welcome the annoucement of a ministerial reshuffle which removes actors allegedly responsible... read more »
United Nations Development Programme, 14 September 2012
President Alpha Condé and other Guinean officials are gathering here for a two-day forum, along with development partners, for talks on diversifying the Guinean economy and... read more »
Guinea: The Missing Parliament
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 7 September 2012
Guineans are hopeful that the 5 September resignation of the electoral commission president - one of the opposition's principal demands - will break a political impasse and move... read more »
Committee to Protect Journalists, 30 August 2012
Authorities in Guinea closed a private radio station on Sunday, preventing the outlet from reporting on the next day's protests, according to news reports. Liberté FM has... read more »
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 29 August 2012
Political battles have intensified in Guinea after the government thwarted an opposition rally to demand free parliamentary elections, raising fears that a return to stability and... read more »
West Africa: Is Democracy Under Threat in West Africa?
Africa Renewal, 1 August 2012
In May, Said Djinnit, head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), briefed Security Council members on what he saw as a disquieting trend in West Africa.read more »
allAfrica.com, 10 May 2012
There have been mixed responses to a day of national protest called for by opposition parties in Guinea, who are demanding dialogue with the government on the holding of... read more »
allAfrica.com, 2 April 2012
In recent weeks, Guinea's President Alpha Conde and the opposition have failed to resolve differences over the conduct of the legislative elections set for July 8.read more »
allAfrica.com, 15 March 2012
Promoting democracy in Africa has been a policy focus for successive U.S. administrations in the post-Cold War era. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, the American... read more »