2021 Guinean coup d'état

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People celebrating the removal and arrest of President Alpha Condé

The 2021 Guinean coup d'état is a government takeover made by the armed forces of Guinea on 5 September 2021. The country's president, Alpha Condé, was arrested and removed from power after gunfire in the capital Conakry. Members of the special forces released a video showing Condé in captivity. The coup was led by special forces commander Mamady Doumbouya and he took power.[1][2] Many people celebrated in the streets that Condé was removed from power.[3]

Doumbouya later created the National Committee of Reconciliation and Development (CNRD) making himself chair of the committee. He said that the CNRD would be in charge of the country for an 18-month transition period.[4][5]

On September 8, 2021, Guinea is suspended from ECOWAS proceedings by ECOWAS Heads of State meeting in a virtual extraordinary summit.[6]

On October 1, 2021, Doumbouya was sworn in as interim president.[7]

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  1. "Army colonel on Guinean TV says govt dissolved, borders shut". AP NEWS. 2021-09-05. Archived from the original on 2021-09-06. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  2. "Guinée : Alpha Condé arrêté par les putschistes – Jeune Afrique". JeuneAfrique.com (in French). 2021-09-05. Archived from the original on 2021-09-05. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  3. Samb, Sailou (2021-09-05). "Elite Guinea army unit says it's overthrown president". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2021-09-05. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  4. "Guinea: A faction of the military announces suspension of government in an apparent military coup, Sept. 5; the situation remains uncertain /update 3". GardaWorld. Archived from the original on 2021-09-05. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  5. "Guinean soldiers claim to have seized power in coup attempt". the Guardian. 2021-09-05. Archived from the original on 2021-09-05. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  6. "La Cédéao suspend la Guinée de ses instances suite au coup d'État". Radio France International. 2021-09-08. Archived from the original on 2021-09-08. Retrieved 2021-09-08.
  7. "Guinée : Mamadi Doumbouya devient officiellement chef de l'État". jeune Afrique (in French). 2021-10-01. Archived from the original on 2021-10-01. Retrieved 2021-10-01.