Job Security for African Leaders

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The December military coup in the other Guinea, Conakry, following
the death of President Lansana Conte, should be watched closely by
long-serving African Presidents. Conte had been president for 24
years after himself staging a coup to seize power, winning disputed
elections and changing the constitution to run for a third term.
With no democratic tradition and no dear-cut successor, a coup by young
officers was widely predicted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29
Number of pages1
JournalThe World Today
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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The World Today © 2009 Royal Institute of International Affairs


  • Guinea
  • military coup
  • Long-standing leaders


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