Guinean special forces colonel held onto power in a coup and captured the president and vowed to change the political system of the West African country. The latest presidential poll in the country of nearly 13 million individuals, in October 2020, was viciously disputed and damaged by allegations of electing fraud.
The new military leaders declared a cross-country nationwide curfew “until additional notification”, saying it would meet President Alpha Conde’s bureau clergymen and other senior government officials at 11am (11:00 GMT) on Monday.
The fate of Guinea’s President Alpha Condé is clear after an unconfirmed video showed him encompassed by fighters, who said they had held onto power.
They showed up on public TV professing to have taken down the government.
Be that as it may, the defense ministry said the endeavored takeover had been foiled by the presidential guard.
This follows long stretches of substantial gunfire close to the presidential palace in the capital, Conakry.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres and the African Union have denounced the coup and requested the quick release of President Condé.
The West African nation of Guinea is wealthy in natural assets yet long stretches of turmoil and fumble mean it is one of the world’s most unfortunate nations.
- Special Forces Colonel Stages Coup in Guinea The New York Times
- Guinea coup attempt: Soldiers claim to seize power from Alpha Condé BBC News
- Guinea’s Conde ‘held’ by armed forces: Videos Al Jazeera English
- Guinea president Alpha Conde is detained in apparent military takeover The Washington Post
- Army colonel on Guinean TV says govt dissolved, borders shut Fox News
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