ECOWAS suspends Guinea’s membership, set to send “high-level” mission to Conakry

West Africa’s main regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African states has suspended the membership of Guinea following the removal of the country’s 83-year-old President Alpha Conde. The decision was made during an extraordinary virtual summit held on Wednesday by the 15-member states bloc. The body concluded that, a high-level mission will be sent […]

Senegalese-French footballer dies after 39 years in coma

Senegal born footballer, Jean-Pierre Adams who was in coma for 39 years has finally died at the age of 73. The announcement was made by French League Giant, Paris Saint Germain where he once played his professional football. Adam’s condition and subsequent death resulted from medical negligence in a hospital in Lyon-France. The player was […]

Guinea Coup: Alpha Conde’s outgoing ministers booed at the People’s Palace

Earlier today, it was reported that Guinea’s military coupist summoned Alpha Conde’s cabinet ministers to a mandatory meeting. According to a statement reported on National TV, those who refuse to adhere to the September 6th summons would be considered as rebels.  The coup leader, Col Mamady Doumbouya told Conde’s ministers that there would be no […]

Celebrations hit Guinea’s capital, Conakry over the removal of Alpha Conde

The military removal of Guinea’s Alpha Conde has taken a different twist as massive celebrations hit the streets of the national capital Conakry. Under some circumstances, the premature removal of elected leaders attracts some form of solidarity but Conde’s term is different. Whilst ECOWAS and the African Union condemns the coup, a series of videos […]

Guinea Coup: ECOWAS demands Alpha Conde’s “immediate and unconditional release”

Guinea Coup: ECOWAS demands Alpha Condé’s “immediate and unconditional release” West Africa’s regional economic and political body, ECOWAS has condemned the coup which saw the overthrow of Guinea’s long-serving President, Alpha Condé. In a statement issued by the current Chairperson of the community, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the body is demanding Conde’s “immediate and unconditional release”. […]

Guinea’s Coup: Who is Lieutenant Colonel Doumbouya, the man behind the coup?

In the early morning of Sunday, September 05, 2021 heavy gunfire erupted near the presidential palace of Guinea Conakry. Hours later, photos of Alpha Conde being arrested by military personnel started circulating all over Guinea’s news media. At midday, the coup leader, Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, the commander of Guinea’s Special Forces released a statement […]

Alpha Conde, President of Guinea Conakry has been arrested by security forces

Alpha Conde, the 83-year-old President of Guinea Conakry has been reportedly arrested by security forces. Last year, Alpha Conde changed the constitution of Guinea Conakry to be re-elected for a third term in a very chaotic election. Guinea Conakry’s Coup: Mamady Doumboya the Commander of Guinea’s Special Forces just released a statement on national TV […]