Junta Declares Nationwide Curfew

Guinean Special forces who seized power in Guinea on Sunday, capturing President Alpha Conde, announced a nationwide curfew “until further notice” as well as the replacement of governors by the military.

The junta also disclosed in a statement read out over national television that it would convene Conde’s cabinet ministers and other top officials at 11:00 am (1100 GMT) Monday in the capital Conakry.

“We have decided, after having taken the president, to dissolve the constitution,” said a uniformed officer flanked by soldiers toting assault rifles in a video seen on social media.

The officer also said that Guinea’s land and air borders had been shut and the government dissolved.

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Army putschists in Guinea had arrested the president and staged a coup, in the latest political upheaval to roil the impoverished west African country, as the government insisted it had repelled the attack.

Later on Sunday, the junta announced a nationwide curfew “until further notice”, saying it would convene Conde’s cabinet ministers at 11:00 am (1100 GMT) Monday.

“Any refusal to attend will be considered a rebellion,” the statement added. 

The statement added that the country’s governors and other top administrators will be replaced by the military.

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