Professor Alpha Condé came to power in 2010 this is the consecration for the one proudly called ‘the historic opponent’, to signify his long struggle in the opposition’s ranks against the various powers in Guinea.
He brings with him the hope of a dreamy change. After all, he is the first democratically elected president in his country’s history.
Once in business, he quickly hires colossal sites to make Guinea the new Eldorado of Africa. Energy, Mines, Hotel, he hires several projects aimed at equipping Guinea with infrastructures to the dimension of his dream.
To do this, it diversifies Guinea’s partners, which is now open to all foreign investors. This is the renewal of Guinea. Economic indicators are green, growth is at the rendezvous. There is even a steady increase in wages.
Only, on the political front, there is growing tension. At the end of the second term, the opposition lends President Condé the intention of wanting to remain in power, and commits demonstrations throughout the country. Protests suppressed by Guinea’s power that imprison many protesters and political leaders.
Finally, President Condé will amend the Constitution, and will run for a third term, which he wins hands-on with 59,5 % in the first round. Starting his third term.
If the election has passed, social and political tensions remain on the agenda, until a certain September 5, 2021, or elements of the army, led by Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouya assault on the Presidential Palace, and announce the arrest of President Alpha Condé, and the establishment of a National Rally and Development Committee (CNRD).
The development came after residents heard about two hours of heavy gunfire across the capital Conakry. Guinea soldiers on Sunday said they have taken control of the government and suspended the Constitution.
Colonel Mamady Doumbouya of the Guinea military said in a video recorded in the capital Conakry that the National Assembly has been dissolved.
A video has also circulated on social media showing President Alpha Conde being held by soldiers. He was subsequently shoved into a vehicle and driven away.
The development came after residents heard about two hours of heavy gunfire across the capital.
Mr Doumbouya said all land and air routes have been shut in the interim, asking citizens to remain at home and await further instruction on the direction of the government.
Mr Doumbouya also lamented widespread corruption and poverty as key reasons for the takeover, saying Mr Conde had failed to deliver on his promises to Guinea people.
Mr Conde 83, won a third term of office last October. Continental body AU has yet to release a statement about the development.
President Alpha Condé was arrested by the Special Forces Group led by Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya.
In Guinea, President Alpha Condé is currently the target of a coup d ‘ état. According to information available on the spot, the coup de force is at the initiative of the military of the Special Forces Group, an elite unit of the Guinean army formed in 2018, led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya.
By the time of filing this report, the Guinean authorities say President Alpha Condé is protected by the elements of the Presidential Guard, which are still in control of the Presidential Palace where President Condé is located.
In Conakry City, witnesses say the army has invested the streets and intend to locals to stay home. In amateur videos circulating on social media, people are seen hiking in their homes with fed fire.
Meet Guinea’s new strong man, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya,
Former legionnaire of the French army, he was called back to Guinea to lead this corps created in 2018.
In recent months, his willingness to empower GPS over the Ministry of Defense has sparked Conakry’s distrust of power.
In May, unfounded rumors of his possible arrest had even circulated in the Guinean capital.
Mamady Doumbouya and the GPS elements are now facing the soldiers of the presidential guard.
This is not the first time Alpha Condé has faced an attempt at putsch in particular in 2011 his home had been the target of an assault – but this time the quality of the putschists makes the situation serious according to source.