Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Saturday, March 28, 2020

RAISE COUNTRY RISK ON GUINEA, AFTER GOVERNMENT PLOY TO EXTEND PRESIDENTIAL TENURE ENDS IN VIOLENCE



Reports from Conakry indicate at least ten protestors dead at the hands of government forces, after a referendum which effectively extends the President Alpha Conde's ability to remain in office for a third term spawned widespread protests. Government shut down access to the Internet, and declared a State of Emergency. Whether there will be intervention by French military forces is not known. Prior mass protests in the country resulted in 31 dead.

Under the circumstances, compliance officers who assess Country Risk should increase it for Guinea at this time. 

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