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Other Facets no 29

In ‘Venezuela Drops Out: The Withdrawal Method’ a large Kimberley Process delegation visited Venezuela to discuss the country’s continued participation in the Kimberley Process. Venezuela, a mid-size diamond producer, has recorded almost no diamond …

With Lived Poverty on the Rise, Guineans Grow Pessimistic, Critical of Government Performance

Despite their country’s tremendous reserves of bauxite, iron ore, gold, and diamonds, 55% of Guineans live under the poverty line. Growth in the mining sector has not trickled down to average citizens, many of whom face a dearth of jobs, frequent p…

La Violence Politique a Encore le Vent en Poupe en Guinée / Political Violence Still on the Rise in Guinea

Violence is the use of physical or psychological force to coerce, dominate, cause harm or death. It can be caused by misunderstanding, drunkenness or drugs, home or street aggression, political or religious extremism - the circumstances and patterns…

Guineans want Accountable Government and Presidential Term Limits

In Guinea, elections have rarely been routine. Delays, disputes, and violence have marked many elections as scores of political parties slug it out and security forces confront protesters in the street. Municipal elections scheduled for 2010, for e…

Pour le Meilleur Comme le Pire, plus de Guinéens font Recours aux Médias Digitaux / For Better or Worse, more Guineans are using Digital Media

In the face of continuous technological change, the information consumption habits of Guineans are also changing. Although radio remains the most popular source of information, it is being challenged by television, and the Internet and social networ…

Les Institutions Démocratiques ont-elles Failli? Ivoiriens, Guinéens, et Sénégalais à L’épreuve des Troisièmes Mandats qu’ils Rejettent / Have Democratic Institutions Failed? Ivorians, Guineans and Senegalese put the Rejected Third Mandate to the Test

Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, and Senegal have in common their history as former French colonies. They share French as an official language and have very similar political and institutional structures. These three countries in West Africa have obtained the…

La Démocratie Guinéenne est-elle Piégée? / Is Guinean Democracy Trapped?

Guinea has just adopted a new Constitution following the controversial referendum of 22 March 2020, which was coupled with legislative elections leading to the establishment of a new National Assembly. This double ballot was boycotted by many Guinea…

Le Soutien à la Liberté des Médias Recule en Guinée / Support for Media Freedom is Declining in Guinea

The Guinean media landscape has been slow to structure itself. The liberalization of the airwaves took place only recently and took place in a very unstable and often violent political context. In this environment, which has affected the country's e…

Conflict Trends Issue 3

The first article is titled: Is There a Link between Democracy and Development in Africa? by Kizito Sikuka. Arguments presented in this article clearly show a strong relationship between democracy and development. However, it may be important to n…

Determinants of Imports in Guinea

The objective of this paper is to examine the factors that influence Guinea’s overall import demand using annual data covering the period 1980-2015. Through the Error Correction Model (ECM), we estimated the short- and long-term relationships to mea…

Determinants of Imports in Guinea - Policy Brief

The objective of this paper is to examine the factors that influence Guinea's overall import demand using annual data covering the period 1980-2015. Through the Error Correction Model (ECM), we estimated the short- and long-term relationships to mea…

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