Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham writes for The American Interest on the importance of the Guinea’s upcoming presidential elections: 

With its presidential elections just over a month away, Guinea is moving quickly to a day of reckoning. The elections will either consolidate the major advance for democracy in Africa achieved earlier this year, when the continent’s most populous country and largest economy, Nigeria, had a peaceful transfer of power following the first-ever electoral defeat of an incumbent president in its history, or, conversely, deal a devastating setback to a fragile West African subregion just emerging from long years of conflict and still reeling from last year’s Ebola epidemic.

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