GUINEANS DIVIDED OVER FATE OF DEPOSED PRESIDENT ALPHA CONDE

September 14, 2021

THE FAMILY OF THE DEPOSED GUINEAN LEADER, ALPHA CONDE, HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE FORMER PRESIDENT IS FINE AND DOING WELL.


HOWEVER, HIS FAMILY AND PARTY MEMBERS, ARE NOW CALLING FOR HIS IMMEDIATE RELEASE, CITING THE COUP AS BEING UNCONSTITUTIONAL.


A RECENT MILITARY COUP, ENDED CONDE'S RULE IN THE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRY, COMING AFTER MONTHS OF TENSION OVER HIS DECISION TO SEEK A THIRD PRESIDENTIAL TERM LAST YEAR.


SPECIAL FORCES, LED BY LIEUTENANT-COLONEL MAMADY DOUMBOUYA, REBELLED ON SEPTEMBER 5, ASSAULTING THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AND CAPTURING THE 83-YEAR-OLD CONDE.


THEY QUICKLY DISSOLVED THE GOVERNMENT AND INSTALLED A MILITARY JUNTA, CITING RIGHTS ABUSES UNDER HIS RULE.