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.

Guineans rally in support of President Alpha Condé for achieving debt relief for the country.

  • Guinea:  Ministerial Reshuffle - a Civilian Govt and a Commitment to Human Rights (press release)

    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 »

  • Guinea:  Economic Diversification and Good Governance at the Heart of the Debate

    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 »

  • Guinea:  Guinean Government Censors Private Radio Station (press release)

    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 »

  • Guinea:  Deadlock Over Parliamentary Elections

    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? (analysis)

    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 »

  • Guinea:  Opposition Calls for Mass Protests Over Poll Delay

    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 »

  • Guinea:  Parties Need to Put Nation First in Election Year (guest column)

    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 »

  • Africa:  African Democracies 'Represent the Future,' Says U.S. Policymaker (interview)

    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 »