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Guinea: “Democracy, Backwards”

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Guinea, Citizen Media, Development, Elections, Ethnicity & Race, Governance, Human Rights

Guinean novelist Tierno Monénembo, who won the French literary award Prix Renaudot [1] in 2008, examines the early record of  the new President of Guinea, Prof. Alpha Conde [2], writing [3] [fr] in an opinion piece on Slate Afrique: “Beaten up and imprisoned at a whim. Nominated and dismissed at a whim. All this is taking place in a flurry of decrees and counter decrees, which could be summarized as a quaint folk custom if it did not involve the future of an entire country.”