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Transitional President Mamady Doumbouya

Late on Monday evening, Guinea’s military junta unveiled its transitional roadmap towards “free, democratic and transparent” elections.  According to the Transitional Charter which was read out on national television, the duration of the transition period is to be decided at a later date by joint agreement of the country’s “living forces”.

Today (01/10/21), the junta’s leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, was sworn in as the Transitional President and the day was made a public holiday.

The ceremony resulted once again in heavy congestion on the main road leading to the presidential palace and the port of Conakry.

Nevertheless, our Guinea office confirms that as a rule, life in Conakry has been back to normal since our last update of 9 September 2021.

Information provided by Budd Guinea (


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