Past eventResearch Event

The Re-emergence of Military Power in West Africa

18 June 2009 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Chatham House, London


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.