The Re-emergence of Military Power in West Africa
Richard Moncrieff, West Africa Project Director, International Crisis Group
The speaker will discuss the re-emergence of military involvement in West Africa, with a focus on Guinea-Bissau and Guinea. In Guinea-Bissau the early March assassinations of the president and military chief and the violent campaigns in the June presidential election have highlighted the country's critical situation. Similarly, with presidential and legislative elections at the end of the year tentatively set to restore civilian rule, it is too soon for Guinea to slip down the international agenda.