Attempted Coup in Guinea-Conakry early Sunday morning
The heavy gunshots, heard Sunday morning in the Guinean capital Conakry, would be an attempted coup in progress against President Alpha Condé 83, the pan-African magazine Jeune Afrique reported, without giving further details.
The heavy gunfire erupted early Sunday near the presidential palace in Guinea’s capital, witnesses said, raising security concerns in a country with a long history of military power grabs and coup attempts.
It wasn’t immediately known whether President Alpha Conde was home at the time the shooting began, according to witnesses in the Kaloum neighborhood of Conakry.
It should be noted that president Conde, has faced mounting criticism ever since he sought a third term in office last year, saying the constitutional term limits didn’t apply in his case. He was ultimately re-elected , but the move prompted violent street demonstrations, and the opposition said dozens were killed