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Crowds Celebrate in Guinea After Military Official Stages Coup

Crowds celebrated in Conakry, supporting the patrolling soldiers after agents appeared on national television claiming that Guinea's President Alpha Conde had been ousted and the constitution had been revoked.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the African Union condemned the apparent coup and demanded that President Condé come to power in 2010 in the country's first democratic transition, but amended the constitution to allow him to run and be re-elected for a new term ... third time. years, causing violent protests.

As one of the founders of the opposition FNDC, he had mixed feelings about the coup. "I'm happy.

The coup leaders said that all land and air borders were closed for a week, however, according to the Ministry of Defense, forces loyal to the president "contained the threat" and repelled the group of attackers. 

" A military source told Reuters that the mainland of the Calum Peninsula, where most of the ministries and presidential palaces are located, was closed while many troops, some of whom were heavily armed, were stationed around the palace.

Due to the unstable situation, the home match between Guinea and Morocco on September 6 was postponed.

The FIFA football body said the decision was made "to ensure the safety of all players and the protection of all match officials." President Condé was re-elected to a controversial third term amid violent protests last year. 2010 is the first transition to democracy in the country.

Despite observing some economic events, he is accused of leading numerous human rights abuses and persecuting his critics. 

Among them are nine unidentified soldiers, most of whom are dressed in red and yellow. and green national flags that say they have taken control because of rampant corruption, mismanagement, and poverty in the country.

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