Gunfire in Guinea capital in apparent coup attempt | The Guardian Nigeria News


Heavy gunfire rang out in the centre of the Guinean capital Conkary on Sunday morning and troops were seen on the streets, with a Western diplomat in the city describing the events as an attempted coup. 

Gunfire near the presidential palace in Guinea Conakry. President Alpha Conde is said to be safe. Photo/News24

The government in the west African nation has not yet commented on the situation. The whereabouts of President Alpha Conde is not yet clear.

Guinea — one of the world’s poorest countries despite boasting significant mineral resources — has long been beset by political instability. 

On Sunday, residents reached by telephone in Conakry’s Kaloum peninsula — the government quarter — reported hearing sustained gunfire.

Speaking on condition of anonymity for their safety, they reported seeing a number of soldiers on the streets who called on residents to return to their homes and stay there.

One resident said that he had seen a “column of military vehicles with…

Source: Guardian Newspaper

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