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Guinea outlook brightens amid mining speculation but clouded by poll doubts

Guinea’s ruling party confirmed on 31 August that President Alpha Condé would stand for a third term in elections on 18 October. That the 82-year-old president made no personal announcement may reflect the controversial nature of his decision amid rising political tensions.

Issue 422 - 10 September 2020

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Adesina’s re-election should accelerate AfDB development agenda

The AAA-rated African Development Bank (AfDB) is the continent’s biggest financial institution, with a well-defined role that is growing as it leverages its capital and know-how to support essential public and private sector projects and support economies mired in the coronavirus pandemic. The re-election of AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina is an important development that should end a period of corrosive doubt about the bank’s governance, while promoting the bank’s multiple positive roles.

Issue 422 - 10 September 2020

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