Uncertainty reigns over the political situation in Guinea. Special forces claimed this Sunday, in a video, to have captured President Alpha Condé. “We decided after taking the president, who is currently with us (…) to dissolve the Constitution in force, to dissolve the institutions; we also decided to dissolve the government and to close the land and air borders ”, declares one of the putschists in uniform and in arms.
The putschists released a video of President Condé in their hands. They ask him if he has been mistreated, and Alpha Condé, in jeans and a shirt on a sofa, refuses to answer them. For its part, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement that “the insurgents (had) sowed fear” in Conakry before taking the direction of the presidential palace, but that “the presidential guard, supported by the defense forces and security forces, loyalists and republicans, contained the threat and pushed back the group of attackers ”.