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President Alpha Conde arrested, his government dissolved as the military seize power in the country

By Admin . September 6,2021

Guinean President Alpha Conde was detained by the military on Sunday, April 5, in an apparent coup.

According to the local newspaper Guinee7, Conde was apprehended by soldiers led by Commander Mamady Doumbouya, who heads the special forces.

The soldiers also claimed to have dissolved the government and to have detained several government officials.

President Alpha Conde was surrounded by soldiers in a photo shared on social media. His whereabouts remained unknown.

Conde, 83, was re-elected for a third term in an election marred by violence in October 2020.

His arrest was announced just hours after heavy gunfire was heard around the presidential palace in Guinea’s capital Conakry on Sunday morning.