Talk Africa: Guinea’s military takeover

A president detained, a constitution suspended and a government dissolved. These have been the developments in recent weeks in the West African nation of Guinea-Conakry, following a military coup led by Colonel Mamady Doumbuya.

The military has cited poverty, rampant corruption and an unpopular constitutional change as its reasons for grabbing power.

But will the unconstitutional takeover lead Guinea out of its troubles or further deepen them? What is the current situation in Guinea and which issues led up to its current state today?