President Alpha Condé surrounded by bodyguards during a public appearance in Conakry, Guinea’s ramshackle seaside capital. Condés aggressive reformist agenda has met resistance in some cases, and there have been threats to his safety. Most notably, in 2011, he narrowly survived an assassination attempt, in which soldiers bombarded his residence in the capital with machine-gun fire and rockets.
A slide show of photos by Moises Saman, who traveled with Patrick Radden Keefe as he reported from Guinea for this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/135EHPJ. Read Keefe’s piece on how an Israeli billionaire wrested control of one of Africa’s biggest prizes: http://nyr.kr/14AVlov