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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”.

 

Source: Sintim Media

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List Of British Prime Ministers Who Resigned Like Boris Johnson

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The resignation of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson as Leader of the Conservative Party and British Prime Minister has become a global discourse following his resignation speech at the Downing Street.

Boris Johnson delivering his resignation speech at the Downing Street on Thursday Afternoon, 7th July, 2022

Boris Johnson became the third consecutive United Kingdom Prime Minister in the Conservative Party to resign their position.

In all, Johnson’s resignation makes it the 10th of such since the start of the 20th century.

Below is a list of the ten Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom who resigned before their tenure of Office.

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1. Neville Chamberlain

Neville Chamberlain, UK Prime Minister, 1937-1940

He was a member of the Conservative Party who famously resigned as Prime Minister after the outbreak of the Second World War.

2. Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill, UK Prime Minister, 1940-1945

 He was also a member of the Conservative Party. He resigned as Prime Minister during his second term  due to ill-health in 1955. His second term lasted three years and 162 days.

3. Anthony Eden 

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Anthony Eden, UK Prime Minister, 1955-1957

He became the leader of the Conservative Party and served as the  Prime Minister of Britain. He who was forced to resign in 1957 due to the Suez Crisis. He served as the Prime Minister for a year and 279 days.

4. Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan, UK Prime Minister, 1957-1963

He was the leader of the Conservative Party and a Prime Minister who resigned in 1963 following the Profumo scandal. He was the Prime Minister for six years and 282 days.

5. Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher, UK Prime Minister, 1975-1990

She was famously called the Iron Lady, Thatcher was a Conservative Party leader. She resigned in November 1990 after failing to win a majority in a party leadership election. She was the Prime Minister for 11 years and 209 days.

6. Tony Blair 

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Tony Blair, UK Prime Minister, 1994-2007

He was the first Labour Party Prime Minister in the 20th century. He resigned as leader of the Labour Party in June 2007 during his third term as the Prime Minister as his popularity plunged following the invasion of Iraq. He was in power for more than 10 years.

7. Gordon Brown 

Gordon Brown, UK Prime Minister, 2007-2010

He was also a member of the Labour Party. He resigned as the Prime Minister and leader of his party after losing the 2010 general election. He was Prime Minister for two years and 319 days.

8. David Cameron 

David Cameron, UK Prime Minister, 2010-2016

He was the leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister. He resigned after the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum. He was Prime Minister for six years and 64 days.

9. Theresa May 

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Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, 2017-2019

She was also leader of the Conservative Party. She resigned in July 2019 after being unable to pass her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. She had been in power for three years and 12 days.

10. Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, 2019-2022

He became leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister in 2019. He announced his resignation on July 7, 2022, after losing support from his party following a series of scandals. He was Prime Minister for just two years and exactly 348 days.

 

Source: http://Sintim Media 

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