It appears there was a coup in Guinea-Conakry Sunday 5 September 2021 that removed President Conde and dissolved the Constitution.
West Africa articles on Democracy Chronicles
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Ghana’s Style Of Democracy Has Shown Cracks
The scuffle in its parliament in January 2021 is an example that Ghana’s admired democracy is starting to show some cracks, expert.
Calls To Rewrite Ghana’s Constitution Gain Steam
Ghana’s parliamentary affairs minister has called for a constitutional revision basing drawing justification from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mali Coup: Colonel Goïta Seizes Power, Again
Assimi Goita has been authorised by Mali’s constitutional court to lead as Interim President. Goita first seized power in August 2020.
Military Detain Mali’s President, PM And Defence Minister
Military officers in Mali arrested the transitional government’s president on Monday, adding to the country’s political instability.
Benin Downgraded In Ranking Of Democratic Freedoms
CIVICUS Monitor, an online database that monitors abuses of civic freedoms, downgraded Benin from Obstructed to Repressed.
A Third Election Without Main Opposition Parties In Benin
Benin’s main opposition parties have been excluded from the ongoing electoral process, the 3rd time major parties are sidelined in elections.
High Stakes For Upcoming Elections In Benin
President Patrice Talon has presided over a democratic regression in Benin. Talon is expected to win high stakes elections on April 11.
Niger Inaugurates President In First Democratic Power Transfer
Niger has witnessed its first democratic power transfer since independence in 1960. President Mohamed Bazoum was sworn in Friday.
Elections and Democratic Backsliding in Benin
Freedom House no longer gives Benin high marks as “free” country and this is attributed to the actions of the current president.