Guinea coup: Soldiers seek to tighten grip after ousting Alpha Condé


A group of soldiers who ousted Guinea’s President Alpha Condé from power on Sunday have ordered the country’s cabinet to attend a mandatory meeting on Monday. Those who refuse to attend the 11:00 GMT meeting will be considered rebels, a statement on state TV said. President Condé remains in detention, but his fate is unclear. The UN, African Union, and regional body Ecowas have condemned the coup and called for a return to civilian rule. “I strongly condemn any takeover of the government by force of the gun and call for the immediate release of President Alpha Conde,” the UN secretary-general António Guterres tweeted. After hours of gunfire on Sunday, the streets of the capital, Conakry are reported to be quiet but it remains unclear if the entire military backs the coup.(BBC)…[+]