Country Risk

Cost of settling teachers’ strike likely to provide fresh impetus to persistent violent post-election protests in Guinea

21 March 2018

Key Points

  • Politically motivated demonstrations are repeatedly breaking out in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, with unrest spreading at times to disrupt mining operations and ore exports
  • The government has bought some respite by meeting teachers’ pay demands but is still facing intense pressure to meet opposition demands over electoral results and transparency.
  • Threatened increases in petrol and electricity prices would be a major driver of increased rioting, which would likely spread to mining and export hubs.


Widespread rioting and unrest since local elections on 4 February have persisted in Guinea despite the settling of a long-running pay dispute with teachers.

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