Special forces commander Mamady Doumbouya, who ousted Guinea President Alpha Conde, walks out after meeting envoys from the Economic Community of West African States in Conakry on September 10, 2021 Image: FILE

Guinea’s military junta dissolves government, seals borders

Ministers in the dissolved government were ordered to surrender their passports and official vehicles.

In Summary

  • The announcement was made through a presidential decree read on state TV on Monday by the presidency’s Secretary General, Brig Gen Amara Camara.
  • Mr Camara did not disclose the reason for the dissolution or say when a new government will be put in place.

Guinea’s military junta, which seized power in a coup in September 2021, has dissolved the government.

The announcement was made through a presidential decree read on state TV on Monday by the presidency’s Secretary General, Brig Gen Amara Camara.

Mr Camara did not disclose the reason for the dissolution or say when a new government will be put in place.

Ministers in the dissolved government were ordered to surrender their passports and official vehicles.

Their bank accounts have additionally been frozen.

The junta also instructed security agencies to “seal” all the country’s borders until government ministries have been fully handed over to the junta.

Lower-level officials will temporarily manage state ministries until a new government is appointed, Mr Camara said.

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