According to Guinee Matin, many Guineans, who have called the portal’s editorial office, are asking the “new masters of the country” to release political prisoners and declare concessions that would allow residents to “reconcile and breathe.”
The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Guinea issued a communiqué stating that the coup attempt failed. At the same time, many media outlets emphasize that such assurances have little to do with reality.
Colonel Mamadi Dumbuya, commander of the special forces group, a former fighter of the French Foreign Legion, is behind the attempted change of power in the Republic of Guinea. When attempting a coup, he relied on special forces units.
Alfa Conde, 83, has ruled the country for 11 years. In 2020, he was re-elected for a third term after a constitutional amendment that allowed him to “reset” his terms.