Doumbouya tightens grip on Guinea’s resources, amid conflict of interest concerns


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Issue 450 - 26 Nov 2021 - By Jon Marks | 5 minute read

Colonel Mamady Doumbouya’s cabinet has been presented by his regime as bringing technocrats into key positions to improve the government’s performance, but critics say ministers are either too ‘apolitical’ to enact genuine change, or compromised by past business dealings. A strong signal comes with the presidency taking direct control of major state assets from other public sector bodies, write David Slater, Jon Marks and our Special Correspondent

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