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All You Need To Know About Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, The Instigator Of 2021 Guinean Coup

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Mamady Doumbouya, born 4th March 1980 is a Guinean military ruler and a politician who assumed office on 5th September, 2021 through a successful coup d’état

Mamady Doumbouya

Doumbouya was born in the Kankan Region of Guinea and from the Mandinka ethnic group, married and has three children.

He is a colonel who was the instigator of the ongoing 2021 Guinean coup d’état attempt. He is member of the Special Forces Group and a former French legionnaire.

On the day of the coup attempt, Doumbouya issued a broadcast on state television declaring that his faction had dissolved the government and constitution

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Doumbouya was a French legionnaire holding the rank of corporal before he returned to Guinea to lead the Special Forces Group, an elite military unit created by Alpha Condé.

When he took office, receiving promotion to the rank of batallion commander, his international experience was cited, including training he had completed in a number of different countries.

He was further promoted to lieutenant colonel in 2019 and to colonel in 2020. In 2021, he was said to have been seeking more authority for the Special Forces Group.

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Doumbouya was the instigator of the 5 September 2021 Guinean coup d’état attempt in which the president of Guinea, Alpha Condé was detained.

Doumbouya issued a broadcast on state television declaring that his faction had dissolved the government and constitution.

He also said that the “National Committee of Reconciliation and Development (CNRD), [was forced] to take its responsibility” after “dire political-situation of our country, the instrumentalization of the judiciary, the non-respect of democratic principles, the extreme politicization of public administration, as well as poverty and corruption.”

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In justifying the military’s actions, Doumbaya quoted the former Ghanaian president, Jerry Rawlings who said “if the people are crushed by their elites, it is up to the army to give the people their freedom”.

 

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Video: Kenyan minority leader suspended for punching a fellow parliamentarian during a debate

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The recent brawl in Ghana’s parliament is not t the last in Africas parliamentary proceedings so far as governance and politics is concerned.

Kenyan minority leader suspended for punching a fellow parliamentarian during a debate

The Kenyan parliament has also experienced a similar brawl on Wednesday, where a fight among members of the National Assembly led to suspension of John Mbadi, the minority leader.

Kenyan Minority Leader, John Mbadi

Kenya’s National Assembly minority leader John Mbadi has indeed been suspended for five days after punching his fellow parliamentarian during debate.

Sigowet\Soin MP Bernard Koros displays an eye injury sustained in the National Assembly during a chaotic session on voting for the Political Parties Amendment Bill on December 29, 2021.

This debate was on a controversial political parties amendment bill which seeks to change some aspects on coalition formation ahead of the general elections.

According to reports, the Deputy President William Ruto allied MPs were not in favor of the bill.

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