Guinea Opposition Sidelined as the Military’s Power Grows

Guinea security forces face people rioting and burning trash and other goods in the streets of Conakry, Guinea, April 13, 2015 (AP photo by Youssouf Bah).
Guinea security forces face people rioting and burning trash and other goods in the streets of Conakry, Guinea, April 13, 2015 (AP photo by Youssouf Bah).

Clashes between the opposition and security forces continued for a second day in Guinea’s capital. In an email interview, Mohamed Saliou Camara, a professor of history and international relations at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, discussed domestic politics in Guinea. WPR: What have been the major issues of contention between the government and the opposition during Guinea’s political transition back to democracy, and where do they stand in the run-up to this year’s presidential election? Mohamed Saliou Camara: Two of the major issues of contention between President Alpha Conde’s government and the opposition are national dialogue and political inclusion. Guinea returned to […]

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