Guinea’s Junta Feels the Heat

As external actors seem to lessen pressure on West Africa’s juntas, Guineans register their discontent with military governance.

From one perspective, the past week has been a success for military rulers in West Africa. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), announced the easing of sanctions on Niger, Mali, and Guinea, backing down from earlier efforts to draw a hard line against unconstitutional transfers of power in the region. While the regional bloc’s decision may not be…


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