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02:45  30 november  2021
02:45  30 november  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Alpha Condé (N'Ko: ߊߟߑߝߊ߫ ߞߐ߲ߘߍ߫‎; born 4 March 1938) is a Guinean politician who served as the fourth president of Guinea from 2010 to 2021. Condé spent decades in opposition to a succession of regimes in Guinea

On 5 September 2021, President of Guinea Alpha Condé was captured by the country's armed forces in a coup d'état after gunfire in the capital, Conakry. Special forces commander Mamady Doumbouya released a broadcast on state television announcing the dissolution of the constitution and government.

L'ancien président guinéen Alpha Condé. © Reuters / Afolabi Sotunde / File Photo The former Guinean president Alpha Condé.

The former president Alpha Condé was transferred to the residence of his wife, in a near suburb of Conakry according to a statement of the National Committee for Gathering for Development (CNRD) read Monday, November 29 at public television. Since he was overthrown by a coup on September 5th, Alpha Condé was kept "in a safe place" by soldiers. Alpha Condé enjoys a "treatment worthy of its rank without any international pressure," insists CNRD.

According to several sources, Alpha Condé has been transferred from the Mohamed V Palace to the home of the former first lady, on the night from Sunday to Monday. In this residence, located in a near suburb of Conakry, the former president enjoys more space. This house was until then vacant. It is now monitored by two armored vehicles of the security forces.

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Guinea ’s military leaders say they will not let deposed President Alpha Conde seek exile, after regional mediators attempted to mount pressure to secure his release following a coup earlier this month. The statement on Friday came after the West African regional bloc known as ECOWAS met Colonel Mamady Doumbouya in Conakry. “ Conde is and will remain in Guinea .” The chairman of ECOWAS, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, and the president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, met Doumbouya, the coup leader and head of a special forces unit in the military, and visited Conde , who

Alpha Condé has at his disposal a bedroom, a living room and a bathroom, but has no access to his telephones or to the radio. The television, which he was able to watch for a while, has been taken away from him because, according to his guards: “He gets angry every time he sees Lieutenant Colonel According to Condé , the junta does not want to release him because such a move would force it to take into account the importance of his “popularity among Guineans and especially Guinean women”. Condé believes he was overthrown due to his “relentless fight against corruption” and “budget cuts”

Change of place, but conditions have not changed so much: Alpha Condé is always entitled to the services of his cook, access to his personal doctor, but for the rest, the restrictions remain numerous. He does not have the right to go out and still does not have access to a phone, "says one of his advisers.

Since September 5, CNRD has repeatedly expressed its chillosity to liberate Alpha Conde. Some sources include "nuisance capabilities" of the former president. So why transfer it now?

less than 10 days from the Cédéao summit, this transfer is undoubtedly a calming signal launched to West African leaders, who have imposed economic sanctions for CNRD officials. CEDAO heads of state always require clarifications over the duration of the transition.

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