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Guinea junta leader sworn in as president amid uncertainty

Oct. 01, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Coup leader Col. Mamady Doumbouya gave no timeline for holding new elections in Guinea as the junta swore him in as president on Friday, though he pledged not to run as a candidate once the vote is organized. Doumbouya's inauguration ceremony...

West Africa to impose bans, freeze assets of Guinea junta

Sep. 16, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African leaders have decided to impose travel bans and freeze financial assets of members of Guinea’s ruling junta and their families after a coup more than a week ago, according to the bloc known as ECOWAS. The decisions were announced...

Military junta opens talks over Guinea's future post-coup

Sep. 14, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's longtime opposition leaders voiced support Tuesday for the country's new military rulers as a four-day summit got under way that is aimed at charting the West African nation's future following a coup just over a week ago. Pressure,...

Guinea junta under pressure amid suspensions, mediations

Sep. 10, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — International pressure mounted Friday on the junta that seized power in Guinea after the African Union suspended the country and as a delegation of West African officials came to urge a return to democratic rule. The African Union has suspended...

West African bloc to send delegation to Guinea after coup

Sep. 09, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A delegation of West African leaders is to travel to Guinea to meet with the junta that toppled President Alpha Conde in a coup earlier this week. Top officials of West Africa's influential economic bloc, ECOWAS, are expected to meet in Conakry, the...

EXPLAINER: Why is history repeating itself in Guinea's coup?

Sep. 07, 2021 06:33 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Many hoped that Guinea's landmark 2010 election would finally bring the West African country a democratic leader after decades of corrupt dictatorship. Instead President Alpha Conde decided to stick around for a third term, modifying the...

Soldiers detain Guinea's president, dissolve government

Sep. 05, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Mutinous soldiers in the West African nation of Guinea detained President Alpha Conde on Sunday after hours of heavy gunfire rang out near the presidential palace in the capital, then announced on state television that the government had been dissolved in an apparent...

Guinea World Cup qualifier off after political crisis

Sep. 05, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's World Cup qualifier against Morocco has been postponed after a Guinean army colonel seized control of state television and said the government had been dissolved on Sunday, The West African nation was due to host Morocco in the capital of...

Denied ticket over COVID, Guinean Olympian clings to dream

Jul. 29, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Fatoumata Yarie Camara is used to being thrown to the ground and getting up again, getting back into the fight. She's dedicated her life to wrestling, a sport that breeds tenacity. On the mat, she qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, the only athlete from Guinea to do...