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Military coup in Guinea as Army Colonel Says Government Has Been Dissolved.

Military coup in Guinea as Army Colonel Says Government Has Been Dissolved.

After hours of heavy gunfire near the presidential palace in Guinean Conakry, an army colonel, Mamadi Doumbouya announced the termination of the government and constitution through the state television on Sunday and declared that President Alpha Conde’s government had been dissolved in the West African nation. The developments on Sunday bore all the hallmarks of

After hours of heavy gunfire near the presidential palace in Guinean Conakry, an army colonel, Mamadi Doumbouya announced the termination of the government and constitution through the state television on Sunday and declared that President Alpha Conde’s government had been dissolved in the West African nation.

The developments on Sunday bore all the hallmarks of a West African coup d’etat. This scenario has recently become commonplace in West Africa. After seizing the airwaves, the mutinous soldiers vowed to restore democracy, closed the country’s borders, and gave themselves a name: The National Committee of Gathering and Development.

Photos and video later surfaced online showing Alpha Conde in the custody of armed soldiers.

Alpha Conde has been in power for over ten years. His popularity plummeted after he forced a continued third term in 2020, saying that term limits did not apply to him.

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