Guinea’s Latest Coup Is More Than Just ‘Back to the Future’

Civilians and soldiers line up to vote at a school in Conakry, Guinea, Oct. 18, 2020 (AP photo by Sadak Souici).
Civilians and soldiers line up to vote at a school in Conakry, Guinea, Oct. 18, 2020 (AP photo by Sadak Souici).

Editor’s Note: This is the web version of our subscriber-only weekly newsletter, Africa Watch, which includes a look at the week’s top stories and best reads from and about the African continent. Subscribe to receive it by email every Friday. If you’re already a subscriber,  adjust your newsletter settings to receive it directly to your email inbox. Early last Sunday morning, reports emerged of a shootout close to the presidential residence in Conakry, Guinea’s capital, between pro-government forces and an elite army unit intent on deposing President Alpha Conde. The Defense Ministry initially claimed the attack had been suppressed, but shortly thereafter, […]

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