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BREAKING: 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.

BREAKING: Guinea’s President Condé Arrested After Military Coup 1
Alpha Condé after he was arrested

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.

A soldier, draped in Guinea’s national flag and surrounded by eight other armed soldiers, revealed in a broadcast that a transitional government would be formed soon.

Pictures have been released showing the 83-year-old President, Alpha Condé surrounded in a room by army special forces as his 11 year reign come to an abrupt end.

Source: GhanaCelebrtes.Com

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