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  • Transitioning to Democratic Governance in Guinea

    Dominique Bangoura

    Chapter from the book: Bryden A. & Chappuis F. 2015. Learning from West African Experiences in Security Sector Governance.


    First paragraph: Security sector governance is an unfamiliar topic in Guinea. The subject remains taboo because it is generally left under the purview of the military, the police, men in uniform and the head of state. The reasons for this situation are historical as well as political and relate to the different, successive regimes in Guinea: the civilian dictatorship of Sékou Touré, who led the country from the time of independence until his death (1958 to 1984); the military (1984 to 1990) and authoritarian (1990 to 2008) regimes of General-President Lansana Conté and finally the military dictatorship of Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, who took power on 23 December 2008 and held it until 3 December 2009 when he was removed from power, following an attempt on his life.

    How to cite this chapter
    Bangoura, D. 2015. Transitioning to Democratic Governance in Guinea. In: Bryden A. & Chappuis F (eds.), Learning from West African Experiences in Security Sector Governance. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bau.c

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    Published on Nov. 5, 2015


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