A coup in Guinea has toppled President Alpha Condé. Since early in the morning of 5 September, the Guinean presidential palace and its environs saw heavy gunfire. The putsch was carried out by the Special Forces Group, led by Mamady Doumbouya.
“Any refusal to report [on Monday] will be considered a rebellion”, said the coup leaders. The military commanders, heads of police, and the gendarmerie also had to report to the meeting.
The former ministers and heads of state were welcomed in a tent close to the People’s palace, a few metres from the building in which the Special Forces Unit set up its headquarters only a few months ago.