The putschists have declared a curfew, dissolution of government and institutions, as well closing borders.
Guinean special forces officers claimed Sunday (September 5th) to have captured President Alpha Condé, taken control of the capital Conakry and ” Dissolve “The institutions. This coup, condemned internationally, could mean the retirement of a controversial leader, a veteran of African politics. “The Obs,” takes stock.
On Sunday morning, heavy gunfire from automated weapons erupted on the Kaloum peninsula. This is the nerve center of Conakry in Guinea, where the presidency, institutions, and business offices for this African country are located. West, which has been suffering from a severe economic and political crisis for many months.
Guinean special forces later claimed to have captured President Alpha Condé in a video sent to an AFP correspondent. The putschists, to whom this correspondent confirmed the origin of these images, broadcast a video of President Condé in their hands. They ask him if he has been mistreated, and Alpha Condé, in jeans and a shirt on a sofa, refuses to answer them.
The Ministry of Defense, for its part, stated in a statement: “The insurgents spread fear”Conakry just before going to the presidential palace. “The president guard was supported by defense and security forces loyalists and republican. The threat was contained and the attackers were pushed back”.
The coup plotters make their claims in the video that was sent to AFP ” Dissolve “Institutions and near land and air border. “We took the president after he was with us. […] to dissolve the Constitution in force, to dissolve the institutions ”For a plurality of reasons, the government included, Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Mamady Doumbouya (chief of special forces), said that. “National Committee for Rally and Development.”(CNRD), as well as putschists in uniform or in arms.
The Denouncing “MismanagementLieutenant-Colonel Doumbouya said that he would.“Initiate an international consultation to open a inclusive and peaceful transition.”In a statement made on national television that briefly interrupted its programs.
On the television news, the putschists declared a curfew at 6:00 p.m. “From 8 pm throughout the national territoryThe replacement of government members by secretaries general in each ministry to handle current affairs, as well as those of the sub-prefects, prefects, and regional governors by military.
Außerdem können sie “Call officials to come back to work on Monday [6 septembre] »To avoid being considered as, summon the outgoing presidents of the institutions and ministers to a meeting at 11:00 a.m. “Rebellion against CNRD.”.
Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, has “Firmly.”Sentenced “Any takeover of power”Guinea “By force”You can also call “To the immediate release of President Alpha Condé”.
The current President of the African Union (AU), Félix Tshisekedi, and the President of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, “Condemn any seizure of power by force and demand the immediate release of President Alpha Condé”Contact the organization immediately to arrange an emergency meeting.
Nana Akufo Adufo-Addo from Ghana is currently the president of the Economic Community of West African States. “Requires respect of physical integrity”Guinean Head Of State, His immediate Release “The return of constitutional order under penalty sanctions”.
France said that it supported the condemnation of ECOWAS as well the call for “The immediate and unconditional release of President Condé”Josep Borrell is the head of EU Diplomacy. “Invites all actors to respect for the rule law, in order to promote peace and well-being for the Guinean population.”.