The putsch in Guinea, by African media (1)


The film of the coup in Guinea, (Guineenews), Monday, 06 September 2021

Since this Sunday, September 5, 2021, the power of Conakry has changed hands. From now on, the new strong man of the country is Colonel Mamady Doumvouya, head of a young elite unit called the Special Forces.

Coup in Guinea: what we know about the putsch that toppled Alpha Conde (Jeune Afrique)

Since early morning, the presidential palace area has been the scene of heavy gunfire. This putsch was led by the Special Forces Group, headed by Mamady Doumbouya.

Guinée : condamnations internationales après le coup de force contre Alpha Condé (Jeune Afrique)

The military that overthrew Alpha Conde summoned the outgoing ministers on Monday, September 6, stating that « any refusal will be considered a rebellion.

Arrest of Alpha Conde: The FNDC takes note and calls for an emergency meeting ( Guineenews, Sunday, 05 September 2021 )

Following the arrest of President Alpha Conde by the Special Forces Group on September 5, 2021, the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FNDC) spoke out on this situation.

« This Sunday, September 5, 2021, the Guinean army through the National Committee of Rally and Development (CNRD) announced the arrest of the dictator Alpha Condé. The FNDC observes this situation that currently prevails in our country and takes note, in particular, of the declaration made by this military committee announcing the dissolution of the « constitution » of the 3rd mandate and of all
institutions resulting from the constitutional coup d’état imposed on the people of Guinea through repression and a sham election on March 22, 2020, » the FNDC said in a statement.

Guinée : la junte invite les responsables de la société civile et des partis politiques à une rencontre (,  5 september 2021 )

Little by little, the Alpha Conde page is being turned. In another communiqué issued this evening, the Guinean coup plotters continue to justify their coup against the regime of Alpha Conde.  According to them, the act they took today is « an inaugural action to create the conditions for the rule of law. Press release:

Conakry : la situation au lendemain du coup d’Etat qui a renversé Alpha Condé…

CONAKRY-One page of history has turned, another opened this Sunday, August 5, 2021 in Guinea. A junta led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, overthrew Alpha Conde, in power since 2010, re-elected in 2020 for a third controversial term, which has resulted in hundreds of deaths.

Dansa Kourouma:  »The physical integrity of President Alpha Conde must be safeguarded ( )

After capturing President Alpha Conde, the Special Forces announced on Sunday the dissolution of the Constitution, the government and all republican institutions. The president of the National Council of Civil Society Organizations, Dansa Kourouma, called on Colonel Mamady Doumbouya to protect the physical integrity of President Alpha Conde.

Koubia : le commandant du camp militaire remplace le préfet et remercie les nouvelles autorités (,  6 september 2021 )

As previously announced, the regime of Alpha Conde was swept away yesterday, Sunday, September 05, 2021, by the special forces led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. And, a few hours after their seizure of power, these soldiers announced a restructuring of the administration of the territory.

In a statement on national television, the coup plotters (meeting in a national committee of assembly and development) ordered regional commanders to replace governors and unit commanders to take the place of prefects and subprefects.

Administration et commerce fermés ce lundi à Kaloum, centre névralgique de Conakry (Guinéenews)

In Kaloum, Conakry’s administrative and business center, most public administration offices and private businesses remained closed on Monday, the day after the coup against Alpha Conde. The presidential palace of Sekhoutoureya, from where Alpha Conde has led his power for the past 11 years, is cordoned off by elements of the Special Forces. The vehicles coming from the port must then deviate from the Central Bank to exit in front of the Central Directorate of Judicial Police.

Palais du peuple: le colonel Doumbouya est arrivé (Guinéenews, 06 september 2021)

Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, the new strong man of Conakry has just made his entrance in the room arranged for this purpose at the People’s Esplanade.

Qui est Mamady Doumbouya, le nouvel homme fort de Conakry? (Guinéenews, 06 september 2021)

It is a senior officer in his forties, married and father of three children who burst into the public arena this Sunday, September 5, by seizing power in Conakry, thus deposing Alpha Conde. (Le Journal de l’Afrique) (LaQuotidien)

Nouvel ordre à Conakry: la banque centrale interdite d’accès! (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021)

Despite the call of the new masters of Conakry to the administration to resume work, in fact, it is not possible for everyone to reach their place of work.

A civil servant contacted by telephone confided to us that he had not been able to access his office on the Corniche de Boulbinet side. « I’m in a ministry » located high up on the side of the commercial street.

Guinée : les anciens dignitaires interdits de sortir du pays (Guineenews,Monday, 06 September 2021)

In a brief address, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya outlined what will be done in the coming days. The former dignitaries are forbidden to leave the country during the transition and must immediately deposit their travel documents and official vehicles. Currently (12:40), these former dignitaries are in a room guarded by the military. Here is the full speech of Colonel Doumbouya:

Les ministres et présidents d’institutions républicaines déchus au Palais (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021) 

Other institutions are beginning to rally at the People’s Palace where a meeting between the stakeholders of the socio-political life of the country is planned.

Maison centrale de Conakry : une foule en liesse attend la libération des détenus politiques (Guineenews, 06 September 2021)

At the Central House in Conakry, they came in large numbers to witness the release of political prisoners announced by the FNDC. Most of them are militants and/or sympathizers of the UFDG and the FNDC and have come from the suburbs that support the opposition. But some also came from the neighborhoods of Kaloum where the Conakry prison is located.

Le FNDC annonce la libération des détenus politiques ce lundi (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021

In a statement sent to Guineenews, the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FDNC) announces that some political prisoners will be released this Monday morning:

Palais du peuple : Qui sont les ministres qui ont répondu à l’appel du CNRD (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021)

Summoned to report to the Palace on Monday, September 6, 2021, at the risk of being considered rebels to the junta, the members of the government were indeed there. But not all. In any case, according to the findings of Guineenews, here are those who responded to the call:

Après le discours du colonel Doumbouya, deux généraux conduits au siège des Forces spéciales 

At the People’s Palace on Monday, September 6, 2021, the military hierarchy valiantly responded to the call of the National Committee for Rally and Development (CNRD) led by the new strong man of the country. In addition to the now former Minister of National Defense, Dr. Mohamed Diané, the various chiefs of staff of the army were present.

Boké : acteurs politiques et société civile réagissent après le putsch (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021

President Alpha Conde’s power fell on Sunday, September 5. The historic opponent who became president in 2010 was arrested by the Special Forces Group led by Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. It was against all odds that the elements of the special forces put an end to the reign of Alpha Conde a year after his re-election for a third term very controversial head of the country.

 Conakry : des anciens dignitaires du régime Condé hués par des jeunes (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021)

Strong even a few days ago, the former dignitaries of the Alpha Conde regime were booed like vulgar people. Held in a room for several hours, they were taken to another building that is the headquarters of the Special Forces. It was Colonel Balla Samoura of the gendarmerie who went to pick them up. During this move, the youth, massively mobilized, booed these former ministers and presidents of institutions.

Première réaction de la France suite au coup d’Etat en Guinée (Financial Afrik, 6 september, 2021)

Paris reacted on Sunday evening to the events that took place during the day in Guinea. These events led to the arrest of President Alpha Conde and the announcement of the establishment of a National Committee for Rally and Development (CNRD).

Les locaux du ministère de l’information, de la RTG Boulbinet, du journal Horoya et de la Radio rurale  vandalisés (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021).

An act of vandalism was recorded during the night of yesterday, Sunday 5 to Monday, September 6, 2021 at Boulbinet, headquarters of the Ministry of Information and Communication, RTG Boulbinet, the newspaper Horoya and the general management of Rural Radio


Guinée : les Etats-Unis appellent les parties à s’abstenir de la violence (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021).

Conakry, September 6, 2021 – U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson. 

The United States condemns the events that took place in Conakry.

Violence, as well as unconstitutional actions, will only damage Guinea’s prospects for peace, stability, and prosperity. Such actions could limit the ability of the United States and other international partners to support Guinea as it moves toward national unity and a better future for the Guinean people.

Urgent-Conakry : l’opposant Cellou Dalein interdit de quitter l’aéroport (sources) – (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021)

The president of the UFDG and main opponent of the current regime, Cellou Dalein, was prevented by the air and border police from leaving Conakry airport on the evening of Wednesday 30 December. While he was preparing to join Bamako where he intended to take part in the funeral of the Malian opponent Soumaïla Cissé, president of the URD, via Dakar, reports an airport source this evening.

Cellou Dalein, photo: Guineenews

Prise du pouvoir par le CNRD: voilà la position de Dalein et alliés (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021)

The National Alliance for Change and Democracy (ANAD) has just given its position following the seizure of power by the National Committee for Rally and Development (CNRD) yesterday, Sunday, September 5. It was the president of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea and president of ANAD, surrounded by some members of the alliance, who read the statement at the end of a meeting.

Conakry : les anciens dignitaires du pouvoir regagnent libres leurs domiciles (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021)

The atmosphere was festive at the People’s Palace in Conakry where the CNRD HQ is located. After the meeting of the tent and the headquarters of the CNRD, the former ministers who were there reigned their homes. Without making any statement to the press.

Coup d’Etat en Guinée : ces cas de morts qui noircissent un peu le tableau (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021)

On Sunday, September 5, 2021, the special forces of the National Committee for Recovery and Development (CNRD), led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, overthrew the regime of Alpha Conde, which has been criticized since the double referendum/legislative and presidential elections of October 18.

Coup d’Etat en Guinée : le couvre-feu réajusté de 22 heures à 5 heures (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021)

Exceptionally reduced to 20 hours by the second communiqué of the junta, the curfew was finally readjusted this Monday, September 6 to comply with health measures enacted by the ANSS (National Agency for Health Security). As of this evening, the ban on movement will start again from 10 pm to 5 am, Guinéenews has learned.

In early August, Alpha Conde, on the recommendation of the ANSS, reduced the curfew from 10:00 p.m. GMT to 4:00 a.m., when it had previously been extended to midnight

Putsch en Guinée : citoyens, acteurs politiques et sociaux se réjouissent à Labé (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021)

Twenty-four hours after the coup de force that ended the reign of Professor Alpha Conde and his government, socio-economic activities seem to be resuming normally in the administrative region of Labé where citizens, political and social actors have agreed to comment on this news at the microphone of the local editorial office of Guinéenews.

Guinée : l’USTG invite la junte au respect de sa première déclaration (Guineenews, Monday, 06 September 2021)

In a statement made on Monday, September 6, a copy of which reached Guinéenews, the Secretary General of the Union of Guinean Workers (USTG), Abdoulaye Sow, invited the new military authorities to restrain themselves and to safeguard the social and economic fabric of the country. Read more!