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South Africa expresses concern over Guinea coup

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The new military leaders announced a nationwide curfew “until further notice”, saying it would convene President Alpha Conde’s cabinet ministers and other senior politicians at 11am (11:00 GMT) on Monday.

The South African government has noted with great concern the ongoing political and security situation in the Republic of Guinea following an apparent coup de ’tat at the weekend.

In a statement issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), the South African Government called for the “immediate release” of Prof Alpha Condé, the President of Guinea “unharmed and the African Union to actively intervene to ensure a speedy return to stability”.  

Government further called on the soldiers/military to exercise total restraint and refrain from political interference.  

“In addition, South Africa urges all political actors and civil society to engage in meaningful dialogue in order to resolve the current political challenges facing the country,” said DIRCO on Monday. – SAnews

The coup plotters announced a 'national committee for assembly and development' and said the constitution will be rewritten [Cellou Binani/AFP]
Members of Guinea’s armed forces celebrate after the arrest of Guinea’s president, Alpha Conde, in a coup d’etat in Conakry on September 5, 2021. – Guinean special forces seized power in a coup on September 5, arresting the president and imposing an indefinite curfew in the poor west African country. “We have decided, after having taken the president, to dissolve the constitution,” said a uniformed officer flanked by soldiers toting assault rifles in a video sent to AFP. (Photo by CELLOU BINANI / AFP)

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