Guinea’s President Condé Arrested After Military Coup Heavily armed soldiers have successfully launched a coup in the Guinean capital, Conakry overthrowing the country’s President, Alpha Condé.
The soldiers who staged the uprising on Sunday afternoon revealed in a short message on national television that they have taken over the West African country. They announced they have further dissolved the constitution and the government, plunging the country into a military dictatorship.
Heavy gunfire had been reported earlier on Sunday morning near the presidential palace in Conakry. The uprising is believed to be heralded by Mamady Doumbouya, a former French legionnaire in an elite military unit from the country’s army.
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