Guinea’s membership in the African Union suspended after the coup in the country

The African Union suspended Guinea’s membership in the union after a military coup. The African Union Peace and Security Council announced this on its Twitter page on September 10.

“The Council, following the instruments used by the African Union, decides to suspend the participation of the Republic of Guinea in all activities / decision-making bodies of the African Union,” it said.

On September 5, a coup d’état was attempted in Guinea. President Alpha Condé was detained, according to preliminary reports and information from several local media. However, the leader of the military rebels, Colonel Mamadi Dumbuya, assured that Condé was not threatened.

He also announced the dissolution of the government, the closure of the borders and the suspension of the constitution. He urged all Guinean soldiers to remain in their barracks for the time being.