What’s next for Guinea? Uncertainty looms despite the board’s transition commitment


Last week’s military coup in Guinea saw President Alpha Condé arrested and detained. Colonel Mamady Doumbouya emerged as the face of the new military leaders. The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, criticized the seizure of power at gunpoint. The neighboring states followed suit and added their condemnation. This was followed by the West African economic group ECOWAS and the African Union.

Colonel Doumbouya announced that there would be a government of national unity and a rapid transition to democratic governance. More than a week later, the military junta has begun to hold talks with political actors. We discuss what’s next for Guinea.

Produced by Yann Pusztai, Juliette Laurain and Imen Mellaz.