Guinea coup: President arrested, authorities dissolved, borders closed
- Military coup in Guinea.
- Guinea’s president arrested by military rebels.
- Putschists announce the complete closure of Guinea’s borders.
Colonel Mamadi Dumbouya, who together with his supporters carried out a coup in Guinea and took power, decided to dissolve the government, abolish the current constitution and close the country’s air and land borders.
Dumbouya recorded a video message in which he announced his plans after the seizure of power in Guinea.
The fate of Guinea’s President Alpha Condé remains unclear after an unconfirmed video showed him in the hands of soldiers who said they had taken power.
President Condé was re-elected for a controversial third term after violent protests last year.
It is known that the leader of the rebels – Mamadi Dumbouya – previously served in the French Foreign Legion.