Coup: Footballers stuck in Guinea

Posted by News Express | 6 September 2021 | 1,304 times

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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.

(New Telegraph)

Source: News Express

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