n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - The economic implications of Guinea's upheaval - : Africa-wide - investing in conflict zones

Volume 2013, Issue 09
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Over the past several months, the political conflict between newly-democratic Guinea's leading political factions has spilled onto the streets and into villages resulting in frequent deadly clashes between political protesters and security forces. Recently, violence between neighbouring ethnic groups claimed 54 lives in the remote south-eastern part of the country, threatening further spill-over from Guinea's political conflict. The destabilisation of Guinea's already fragile socio-political landscape poses an obvious and imminent threat to the safety of its citizens and stability of its society. (See page 87.) Less obvious are the long-term implications of such instability derailing much-needed investment into Guinea's infrastructure and underproductive agricultural sector, both of which are critical to Guinea's economic diversification and sustainable development.

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