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Special Forces of Guinea staged a military coup in West African country

 Special Forces of Guinea staged a military coup in West African country.

Heavy Gunfire in the capital of West African Country Guinea on Sunday, followed by the pictures circulating on the social media in which the state President had been seized by the forces, resulted in a coup in the country.

Head of the special forces colonel Doumbouya later announced that the constitution, government, and all of the institutions were dissolved.

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Guniea will be the third country in west Africa to experience such transfer of power if the coup has been successful.

In April, Chad’s president for the last three decades has been killed on the battlefield. In May, Mali’s President was arrested by Vice President and the country faced a coup in African lands.

The coupon Sunday in Guinea came a year later the president, Alpha Condé, succeeded in a conflictual third term after amending the Constitution which allowed him to stay in power beyond the two-term limit.

“We are no longer going to entrust politics to one man, we are going to entrust it to the people. We come only for that,” declared Col. Mamady Doumbouya, the special forces head, on State television. He was wrapped in the country’s flag and surrounded by the military men around him announcing the coup in the country.

He stated it was “the duty of a soldier to save the country.”

The United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, asked to release Mr. Condé’s, said “he was following the situation closely.

“I strongly condemn any takeover of the government by force of the gun,” he said on Twitter.

The president of the Economic Community of West African States also condemned in a statement and threatened the dictator for sanction if the constitutional order for not restored.

While Col. Doumbouya says he acted on people’s demands to end corruption and confront poverty in the country.

Author Usman Zulfiqar Ali

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