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.
Guinea’s latest military junta, led by former French legionnaire Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, is looking to form a united national government. However, no date has been set for any elections that will allow a return to civilian rule.
Doumbouya’s Comité nationale de rassemblement et du développement (CNRD) began discussions with politicians, civil society leaders and diplomats on 14 September.