Guinea's President Tempts Fate to Extend His Reign
Nov 8, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
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- Guinean President Alpha Conde's attempt to remove his term limits via a constitutional referendum will spark months of violent protests and security crackdowns.
- To retaliate against the government, there's a chance protesters could start targeting the country's lucrative mining operations.
- As clashes escalate, Russia may also eventually come to Conde's aid to protect its own political and economic interests in Guinea.