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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.
Residents hang from a bus and hold a South Sudanese flag in the disputed Abyei region of Sudan. ALI NGETHI/AFP via Getty Images

What Sudan and South Sudan stand to gain by reopening their border

Prior to the secession of South Sudan, the rural livelihoods of people living in the 11 states were dependent on free trade and movement across the boundaries.
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.

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