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Watch: Army toppled the government of Guinea and take custody of it’s President

Special Force soldiers of Guinea (A west African country) declared a nationwide curfew until further notice and dissolved it’s government on Sunday (05).

Right after the confiscation the Special Force announced that they have dissolved it’s constitution and closure of land & Air borders.

The United Nations (UN) condemn this hectic situation as “Any takeover of the government by force is condemned and asked for the immediate release of Conde.”

The so called Elite Army Unit’s head Mamady Doumbouya also said Poverty and endemic corruption had driven them to remove the President Conde.

Further Mamady states fellow country men and women “we will not make the same mistake as in the past”.

The defence ministry said an attack by mutinous special forces on the presidential palace had been repelled earlier on Sunday morning (06) but it was not fully cleared.

Gunfire erupted near the presidential palace in the capital, Conakry, on Sunday morning. Hours later, videos shared on social media, showed Conde in a room surrounded by army special forces.

However “The presidential guard, supported by the loyalist and republican defence and security forces, contained the threat and repelled the group of assailants,” it said in a statement. “Security and combing operations are continuing to restore order and peace.”

Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya said “The duty of a soldier is to save the country, The personalisation of political life has to get over, we will no longer entrust politics to one man, we will entrust it to the people.”

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) threatened to impose sanctions after what its chairman, Ghana’s President Nana Akuffo-Addo, called an attempted coup, while the African Union said it would meet urgently and take “appropriate measures”.

The United States said violence and any extra-constitutional measures would only erode Guinea’s prospects for peace, stability and prosperity.

“The United States condemns today’s events in Conakry,” the State Department said in a statement. “These actions could limit the ability of the United States and Guinea’s other international partners to support the country as it navigates a path toward national unity and a brighter future for the Guinean people.”

Controversial Election

Alpha Conde won a third term in October after changing the constitution in March 2020 to allow him to stand again, triggering violent protests from the opposition.

Then he claimed to be a president for another term on November 07 last year, despite the protests against and complaints of electoral fraud.

Dozens of people were killed during demonstrations, often in clashes with security forces. Hundreds were also arrested.

In recent weeks the government has sharply increased taxes to replenish state coffers and raised the price of fuel by 20%, causing widespread frustration. (World Broadcasting)


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