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Guinean Military Overthrows President Alpha Conde in Coup, Over Allegations of Corruption

The President of the Republic of Guinea, Alpha Conde has been reportedly overthrown by the country’s military in a coup d’état.

Conde has been President of the West African nation since 2010.

The 83-year-old was seen been whisked away by uniformed personnel in some pictures that emerged online.


Upon his election in 2010, Condé said he would strengthen Guinea as a democracy and fight corruption, but he and his son have since been implicated in a number of corruption scandals, mostly related to the mining industry, and suspected of election rigging.


Colonel Mamady Doumbouya of the Guinea military said in a video recorded in the capital Conakry that the National Assembly has been dissolved.

Doumbouya also lamented widespread corruption and poverty as key reasons for the takeover, saying Mr Conde had failed to deliver on his promises to Guinea people.

He further charged Guineans to stay calm and await further instructions.

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