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.
On the afternoon of 5 September, Alpha Condé was sitting in the back of a white 4×4, crossing Conakry with his shirt open. The Guinean president had just been dislodged from the Sekhoutoureya palace by the men of Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, head of the Comité National du Rassemblement et du Développement (CNRD).
Since then, his trail has been lost and he has not reappeared in public.