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Le colonel Mamady Doumbouya (c) s'est oint comme le chef de la Guinée après avoir renversé Alpha Conde. JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images

Coup d’État en Guinée: Comment faire marche-arrière

Reconnaitre le coup en Guinée ne ferait qu’encourager de futures interventions des militaires. Mais rendre son fauteuil à Alpha Condé ne rétablirait pas la démocratie.
Colonel Mamady Doumbouya (C) and his team of Guinean special forces listen as he holds talks with religious leaders at the People’s Palace in Conakry on September 14, 2021. JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images

Guinea coup has left west Africa’s regional body with limited options. But there are some

Any recognition of the coup could incentivise future ones. Yet Alpha Condé can’t simply be restored to office, sweeping under the carpet the dubious basis on which he has retained power.
ECOWAS is effectively protecting ousted president Alpha Condé, who manipulated the constitution to run for another term. Cellou Binani/AFP via Getty Images

Guinea coup highlights the weaknesses of West Africa’s regional body

If the Economic Community of West African States is to be a champion for good governance, it should address the root causes of political instability and coups.
Soldiers from the People’s Defence Force taking part in training at an undisclosed location in Myanmar. National Unity Government handout/EPA

With Aung San Suu Kyi facing prison, Myanmar’s opposition is leaderless, desperate and ready to fight

With hundreds now killed since the coup and civilians increasingly taking up arms against the junta, there are fears the country could be headed toward civil war.
A protester holds up a placard with an image of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during an anti-coup rally in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Feb. 15, 2021. (AP Photo)

Internet blackouts in Myanmar allow the military to retain control

Internet shutdowns and social media bans in Myanmar have helped the military retain control after the Feb. 1 coup. Here’s why ISPs should develop clear policies around forced internet shutdowns.
Mauro still has enough money to buy the loyalty of Venezuela’s military — but his government is going bankrupt, so that will change. Reuters/Handout

Odds of military coup in Venezuela rise every day Maduro stays in office

A coup seems so imminent in Venezuela that people are debating whether Maduro’s overthrow would be good or bad for Venezuelan democracy. But history suggests a coup may be less likely than it seems.
Pinochet in the car, 1982 celebrating the 8th anniversary of the coup. His dictatorship in Chile was both a step forwards for neoliberalism and a step back for democracy and human rights. Wikimedia Commons

World politics explainer: Pinochet’s Chile

Forefather of contemporary neoliberalism or violent dictator – Pinochet’s complicated legacy in Chile and the world.

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