Austin, TX, December 17, 2009 --(PR.com
On Wednesday, (Dec. 9, 2009), Alain Joyandet, France’s Secretary of State for Cooperation and Francophonie (who oversees French affairs with Francophone African countries), warned Guinea’s injured military junta leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara is in “a condition that is apparently rather difficult.” Camara was the victim of an assassination attempt on Friday, December 4, 2009, during which he sustained a gunshot wound to the head. He is currently recuperating in a military hospital in Morocco. Camara and his National Council for Democracy and Development (CNDD) took power in a bloodless coup on December 23, 2008 (dubbed the “Christmas Coup”) only hours after the announced death of previous long-serving President Lasana Conte.
The Scenario Analysis
B&M forecasts two likely sets of scenarios regarding the leadership crisis in Guinea, contingent upon whether or not Camara survives the assassination attempt. Under the scenario that Camara does not survive, they forecast two possible outcomes: 1) the Military Takes Over; or 2) the International Community Intervenes. Under the scenario that Camara does survive, B&M forecasts two possible outcomes, depending on how long it takes for him to recover.
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Mr. Remi Bello, Founder & Head of Research
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