US News What do you know about Colonel Mamady Dumbouya, the author of the Coup de Force in Guinea?

13:00  06 september  2021
13:00  06 september  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le colonel Doumbouya est à la tête des putschistes qui ont mené le coup d'Etat en Guinée, le 5 septembre 2021. © AFP - - Colonel Doumbouya is at the head of the Putschists who led the coup in Guinea, on September 5, 2021.

The Coup de force this Sunday 5th September in Guinea was led by the Lieutenant- Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, at the head of the group of special forces of the Guinean army. A Guinean flag on the shoulders, he spoke to national radio-television, the RTG, to announce the arrest of Alpha Conde, the dissolution of the institutions and the suspension of the Constitution. President Alpha Condé himself created this unit of special forces. What do we know about the one who directs them?

It was in 2018 that the Guineans discard Mamady Doumbouya. On the occasion of the military parade to celebrate independence, he parade with his new unity of special forces, red beret and sunglasses. His cottage men make strong impression.

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The GHGs, the group of special forces, has the official mission of fighting terrorism. But according to Aliou Barry, a specialist in military matters in Guinea, the head of state wants to make these soldiers, better armed and better equipped than the others, "one unit on his pay to suppress the events" in the country.

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at the time, Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Dumbouya, a Malinké native to the Kankan area, is part of the French foreign legion. It is recalled to order the GHGs.

passed through the School of War in Paris, also formed in Israel, Senegal and Gabon, he served in particular in Afghanistan, Côte d'Ivoire and the Central African Republic. The spokesman of the Ministry of Defense then presents him as "a colossus with impressive physics".

Ambition man, he aroused the mistrust of the authorities who began to worry about his vells to take power. For several months, rumors have been circulating on its possible arrest. According to Aliou Barry, it was suspected of having contacts with Assimi Goïta, author of the Coup d'état in Mali last year.

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© Reuters / Afolabi Sotunde / file photo The Guinean fallen president, Alpha Condé. On the sidelines of the political discussions on the future of Guinea, other topics are in progress, in the shadows, about the fate of Alpha Condé. The fallen president is still detained by the junta. He was able to receive the visit of the Cédéao delegation at the end of last weekend, but for now, Alpha Condé refuses to pass the hand.

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