Comments on: If Guinea Can… Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: Asaki Sat, 02 Apr 2011 21:00:23 +0000 Despite of the elections that have passed peacefully in Guinea,in its history,people are still skeptical about slow diliverence to stisfy the needs and aspiration of the populations.As now there is no rice availible;water, and electricity is yet to come by.

By: aoda Wed, 09 Feb 2011 07:20:56 +0000 I believe Guinea is the most important country in Africa. It has the most potential of any country in Africa. It is vital for the people of Guinea not to loose faith in themselves. It is important that the leadership sees that they are not at an impasse but that their future is full of hope. I do not believe that they know the potential. But Guinea is the key to the beginning of a new and glorious future for the entire continent.

By: SAIBL Wed, 28 Jul 2010 16:26:22 +0000 Several comments;

This chain of events bolstered the claim that the threat of an ICC indictment does indeed effect weaker, internationally isloted regimes. (Even if it does little to deter stronger regimes that boast as least lukewarm regional support)

Lt. Tumba launched his attack on Captain Camara as international observers shuttled back and forth between Conakry and foreign capitals, ostensibly gathering evidence and preparing the reports that would eventually lead to an ICC indictment.

Second: I worry about the timing of this election for many of the reasons articulated in the opening paragraph of this entry; Cellou Dalein Diallo will inherit a country ripe for further political turmoil. Assuming the second round of elections proceeds without significant controversy, the dynamics (narco-trafficking,a grossly inflated military, rampant corruption, etc…)that brought about Dadis’ rise and fall persist…will Guineans not loose faith in democracy if their democratic leaders struggle in vain against these megalithic, systemic problems?

I assure you I am a Guinea-optimist, and subsequently, I would call on ECOWAS, the AU, and Foreign Stakeholders to continue robust engagement through the post election euphoria into the inevitable democracy fatigue engendered by the intransigence of Guinea’s political and economic problems.

Do not invest 40 million Euros in the electoral process only to abandon Guinea to post-election inertia…elections are the beginning of a transformative process, not the entirety of it.