Guinea coup leader to form new government in weeks.
Written by crest887fm on September 7, 2021
The leader of the coup which ousted Guinea’s President Alpha Condé has said a new “union” government would be formed in weeks.
Col Mamady Doumbouya told ministers who served in Mr Condé’s government that there would be no witch-hunt against former officials.
President Condé remains in detention, but his fate is unclear.
The UN, African Union, and regional body Ecowas have condemned the coup and called for a return to civilian rule.
Col Doumbouya, who heads the army’s special forces unit, did not say on Monday when the new government would be in place.
He told former ministers that they could not leave the country and had to hand over their official vehicles to the military. He also announced the reopening of land and air borders.