This week join your host Alexander Parsons, our Senior Analyst along with Benedict Manzin our Sub Sahara Africa Analyst and Edie Lipton our Africa Associate Analyst to discuss the coup in Guinea.

The recent overthrow of President Alpha Conde renders Guinea the third country in the region to undergo a coup in the past year. While local partners wish to discourage the repeated use of this tactic, their capacity to effectively penalise coup leaders is constrained as responses are limited by the need to maintain regional stability, in the context of jihadist conflict in the Sahel.

Additionally, while coup leaders claim to represent the demands of a dissatisfied population, they clearly have specific political goals and efforts to maintain their own influence and access to resources may drive tensions with civilian groups seeking greater reform.

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