September 22, 2021

Guinean rebel leaders vow to form “union” government, respect business deals

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Behind a potash in Guinea, the colonel promised investors on Monday that the country’s latest uprising would not affect business deals and vowed to form a “national unity government” to oversee the political transition.

In a speech the next day of his men. The 83-year-old president was arrested., Opening a new chapter. GuineaColonel Mamadi Domboya, who has a long history of riots, also announced that there would be no “witch hunt” against members of the former government.

“Activities in the country are going on as usual,” Domboya said of the mining industry, the backbone of the economy.

Guinea will maintain all of its (and) mining agreements, he promised, “reiterating its commitment to treating foreign investment in the country favorably.”

Domboya wore a military uniform as he addressed former ministers and institutional leaders who had been summoned to listen to his speech.

He also said a “consultation” would be launched that would set “broad parameters” for political transition.

“A national union government will be formed to move the transition forward,” he said, without elaborating on how long the consultation or referral would last.

Domboya’s special forces arrested him on Sunday. President Alpha Conde., A former champion of democracy, is furious over the removal of constitutional boundaries during his presidency.

Within hours, the military announced it was scrapping the controversial constitution, imposing a curfew, dissolving the government and replacing top governors and other senior administrators.

The quaid-affected economy has been experiencing public discontent for months Konde’s leadership, Who became Guinea’s first democratically elected president in 2010.

Five years later, he was re-elected – but in 2020 he ignited anger over changes to the constitution that allowed him to meet a two-term limit.

Domboa appeared on state television Sunday wrapped in a national flag, accusing the government of “local corruption” and “violating the rights of citizens.”

The FNDC, an umbrella group that led protests against Konde’s constitutional changes, said the imprisoned members would be released on Monday.

A video sent to AFP by Potassists on Sunday shows Konde sitting on a sofa surrounded by soldiers.

Wearing a shirt and a shirt, he refused to answer a soldier’s question about whether he had been mistreated.

Anxious people.

Guinea’s 13 million people are among the world’s poorest, even though their country is rich in minerals ranging from bauxite and iron ore to gold and diamonds.

It has known little stability since the declaration of independence from France in 1958, and has been embroiled in bloody repression.

Konde was accused of following the same path towards dictatorship in the last years of his rule.

Dozens of people were killed and hundreds arrested during protests against his bid for a third term.

He was ousted as president after last year’s election, a shameful condemnation by his main challenger, Celio Dylan Diallo, and other opposition figures.

The latest commotion erupted on Sunday morning when gunfire erupted in the center of Conakry. The situation remained unclear for several hours as the government said the attack on the presidential palace had been “repulsed”.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or severe damage.

The fall of Konde’s government has created excitement in parts of Conakry, especially in the pro-opposition districts.

The people said on Sunday that the land and air borders had been closed, but on Monday they said that the air borders had been reopened.

Conakry, which is usually a bustling city, woke up calmly on Monday and many shops were closed.

Parliament sat in the Assembly Ground under a huge canopy.

Hundreds of people are huddled on the railings, many chanting “Freedom, freedom” and “Long live the army”.

International condemnation

Outside of Guinea, international leaders condemned the latest fighting in the region, where many countries are struggling with poverty, inequality and jihadist bloodshed.

US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the violence and any constitutional measures would eliminate Guinea’s prospects for peace, stability and prosperity.

Both the African Union and the United Nations have demanded Kande’s release.

Tea Economic community of West African states (ECOWAS), through its acting president, Ghanaian leader Nana Akofu-Adu, has threatened sanctions if Guinea’s constitutional order is not restored.

Both the European Union and France, a former colonial power, have condemned the uprising – the latest in a string of recent military coups in Mali and Chad.

(AFP)

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