US condemns Guinea coup, hints at sanctions after elite army unit detains president

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The US State Department has slammed the military coup in Guinea, saying it undermines the Afrina country’s path to ‘brighter future’, after a Special Forces unit apparently seized power and detained President Alpha Conde.

“The United States condemns today’s events in Conakry,” the US State Department statement said. “These actions could limit the ability of the United States and Guinea’s other international partners to support the country as it navigates a path toward national unity and a brighter future for the Guinean people.”

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres previously voiced similar sentiments, condemning “any takeover of the government by force of the gun” and calling for the “immediate release of President Alpha Conde.” The African Union also called for Conde’s immediate release, while the Economic Community of West African States threatened sanctions unless Guinea’s constitutional order was restored.

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