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Title:Challenges for a return to civilian rule in Guinea
Author:Koko, SadikiISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:African Security Review (ISSN 1024-6029)
Volume:19
Issue:1
Pages:101-107
Language:English
Geographic term:Guinea
Subjects:political change
political conflicts
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10246021003736690
Abstract:More than a year after the death of then President General Lansana Conté in December 2008 and the military takeover by the 'Conseil National pour la Démocratie et le Développement' hours later, the political transition in Guinea remains plagued by major uncertainties. The botched assassination of the President, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, by his aide de camp, Lieutenant Aboubacar Sidiki Diakité, on 3 December 2009, has exacerbated the political crisis in a country believed to be on the brink of implosion. Guinea's current predicament continues to highlight the imperative necessity of addressing the challenges facing political transition in the country, a precondition for a speedy restoration of constitutional order, and return to civilian rule. The author argues that unless all internal and external stakeholders commit to a practically sound and politically realistic approach to overcoming the current political impasse, the political transition in Guinea is doomed to fail. Notes, ref., sum. (p. VIII-XI). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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