Guinean Government Dissolved by Self-Appointed President

What You Need to Know: 

The Government of Guinea, which has been under the Military rule of Colonel Mamady Doumbouya since he enacted a coup against former President Alpha Condé in 2021, has been dissolved for undisclosed reasons. 

 

Amara Camara, Secretary General of the Presidency announced the dissolution of the Government led by interim Prime Minister Bernard Goumou on Monday. Camara also stated in the televised address that the Junta’s Directors of Cabinet and General Secretaries will handle all current affairs moving forward until a new Government is elected. 

In October 2022, Doumbouya’s junta reached a deal with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which had imposed sanctions on the junta after the coup which ousted President Condé from power, on a timeline for the transition of government to civilian rule.

Although agreeing to a 24-month transition timeline, no start date was put forth. 

Ousmane Gaoual Diallo, a spokesperson for the Guinean Government stated in 2022 that the junta was open to commencing the transition period in January of 2023, although his statement was never confirmed. 

The dissolution of the government could be a signal that the West African country is preparing to embark on the transition to civilian government, after almost three years of military rule. If realized, the move would be in stark contrast to other nations of the region such as Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso, which have been swept by a wave of coups in recent years. 

 

Bianca Bridger
Bianca Bridger
Bianca Bridger is a Political Science Graduate from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Currently working as an Editor for The ModernInsurgent and writing for Atlas News, her interests include conflict politics, history, yoga and meditation.

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