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Guinea: Ex-leader Alpha Conde released, moved to wife’s home

– – Guinea’s deposed president, Alpha Conde has been released by the ruling military junta after weeks of calls by the international community for that to be done. Mr. Conde is now reported by the soldiers to have been moved to his wife’s home in the capital Conakry. The ruling junta, the National Rally Committee for Development (CNRD), said in a statement broadcast on state television that the former president is now with his wife, Hadja Djene Kaba Condé. The military rulers said they would “continue to provide the former…

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Guinea’s coup leader rejects ECOWAS appointed special envoy

– – Guinea’s coup leader, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya has rejected the appointment of Mohamed Ibn Chambas as a special envoy for his country by West African leaders. ECOWAS leaders at their extra-ordinary summit in Accra, Ghana decided to “appoint a Special Envoy to Guinea with a view to strengthening dialogue with the Transition Authorities towards a successful and short transition process.” But Doumbouya who is heading Guinea’s transition said in a statement on Tuesday that he is committed to do everything possible for the success of the ongoing transition. The…

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Guinea’s coup leader sworn in as interim president

– – The man who toppled the Alpha Condé regime in Guinea last month has now been sworn in as the interim president. Col Mamady Doumbouya led a coup to overthrow President Condé who was just starting his controversial third term in office. 41-year-old Doumbouya now joins Mali’s Assimi Goïta, 38, as the continent’s youngest leaders – all through a coup. The military junta has already laid down plans towards returning the country to a civilian rule. Key among those plans is the formation of a transitional government to be…

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Guinea’s military outdoors plans towards a return to civilian rule

– – Guinea’s military leaders who seized power this month have laid down their plans towards returning the country to a civilian rule. Key among those plans is the formation of a transitional government to be headed by the coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. Colonel Mamady Doumbouya will be the interim president overlooking the transitional process towards elections. The transitional charter released on Monday provides for a government headed by a civilian prime minister and a national transitional council to temporarily serve as a parliament. The council will have 81…

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Guinea: ECOWAS sanctions coup leaders and their families

– – The West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Thursday imposed sanctions on soldiers who carried out the coup in Guinea. The coup makers and their families are to be subjected to travel ban and their assets frozen. In a communique issued after the regional leaders met in Ghana’s capital, Accra for an extra-ordinary summit, Ecowas upheld the “suspension of Guinea from all Ecowas governing bodies until restoration of constitutional order.” The leaders said the imposition of sanctions on the coup makers was “in accordance with extant ECOWAS protocols, of…

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Guinea: Former PM warns against sanctioning coup leaders

– – As leaders of the West African regional bloc Ecowas prepare to decide whether to sanction Guinea over recent military takeover, a former prime minister of the country has said it will be a bad idea. Cellou Dalein Diallo who is also a leading opposition figure is asking ECOWAS not to impose economic sanctions on Guinea’s new military regime. He told AFP that the recent coup is “welcome development” and that “The junta does not deserve to be sanctioned because it put an end to a situation of lawlessness.”…

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ECOWAS suspends Guinea, demands Alpha Conde’s release

– – Guinea has been suspended by regional bloc ECOWAS for recent coup carried out by soldiers. The West African nation can no longer participate in ECOWAS activities until it returns to constitutional rule. ECOWAS leaders have also demanded the immediate and unconditional release of ousted President Alpha Conde. At the end of their extraordinary summit held by video conference, the regional leaders condemned Sunday’s coup against the Conde government and also demanded a return to constitutional order. An ECOWAS mission led by Ghana’s Foreign Minister Shirley Ghana is to visit…

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Guinea coup leaders impose curfew, order ministers for a meeting

– – Guinea’s coup leaders have imposed a nationwide curfew as they move to consolidate power following Sunday’s coup. Residents are to remain indoor by 8pm local time until further notice, according to the new military. The soldiers have also ordered government ministers and national figures to attend a meeting on Monday. These ministers and national figures have been warned against not honoring the invitation since they would be regarded as a rebel. Video received: soldiers in Guinea have appeared on state TV and announced an 8pm curfew nationwide.Civil servants…

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Military takeover in Guinea as Alpha Conde is arrested

The district of Kaloum is said to have been deserted as residents stay at home on the orders of soldiers. The leader of the special forces, Commander Mamady Doumbouya has confirmed the arrest of President Condé. Guinea’s president Alpha Conde has been arrested by the military. Earlier heavy gunfire was heard in the capital. #Conakry #Militarycouptinguinea pic.twitter.com/h9ZgQtipGo — Baillor Jalloh (@baillorjah) September 5, 2021 – – Last year there tension was high in Guinea with some streets reportedly deserted as security forces patrolled them to contain a post election violence.…

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Colonel Mamady Doumbouya is Guinea’s coup leader

– – It has now emerged that Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, commander of the country’s special forces led Sunday’s military takeover in Guinea. He has since appeared in a video circulated to local media and across social media confirming the arrest of President Alpha Conde. Doumbouya said the President is unharmed and announced that the government has been dissolved and the constitution suspended. Doumbouya’s men surrounded the Presidential palace on Sunday morning engaging in a gun battle with Conde’s security details. There are reports of at least three soldiers dying amid…

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