Posted by News Express | 6 September 2021 | 1,304 times
Morocco’s national football team was “safe” on Sunday in Guinean capital Conakry, a Moroccan official said, after army putschists said they had staged a coup in the west African country.
The federation “is working on evacuating the team today. There’s already a plane at the airport,” he added.
Heavy gunfire was heard in central Conakry on Sunday, as the putschists claimed they had arrested President Alpha Conde, sending AFP a video showing the head of state surrounded by soldiers.
But the government said in a statement of its own that it had “repulsed” an attack on the presidential palace.
Guinea — one of the world’s poorest countries despite boasting significant mineral resources — has long been beset by political instability.
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