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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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Required Digital Photograph Dimensions For U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery 2024

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All You Need To Know About The Required Digital Photograph Dimensions For 2024 American Visa Lottery Registration.

The U.S Department of State under the auspices of the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Wednesday, 5th October, 2022 opened the registration portal for the 2024 Diversity Visa Lottery Program.

As part of the requirements needed to successfully complete the DV 2024 application, a Digital Photograph with unique dimensions is required.

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Below are some tips all potential 2024 Diversity Visa Lottery applicants must know concerning the standard digital photograph required for the registration.

Submitting a Digital Photograph  (U.S Visa Photo)

An applicant can take a new digital photograph or scan a recent (taken within the last six months) photograph with a digital scanner, if it meets all of the standards below.

1. DV entry photos must be of the same quality and composition as U.S. visa photos.

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You can see examples of acceptable photos here.

2. Do not submit a photograph older than six months or a photograph that does not meet all of the standards described below.

3. Submitting the same photograph that you submitted with a prior year’s entry, a photograph that has been manipulated, or a photograph that does not meet the specifications below will make you ineligible for a DV.

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Your photos or digital images must be:

  • In color

• In focus

• Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50 percent and 69 percent of the image’s total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.

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The Digital Photograph Must Be:

• Taken within the last six months to reflect your current appearance

• Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background

• Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera

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• With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open

• Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis

• Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.

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• Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose.  Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.

• Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.

• Do not wear eyeglasses.

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• If you normally wear a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn in your photo.

Review the Photo Examples to see examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos.  Photos copied or digitally scanned from driver’s licenses or other official documents are not acceptable.

In addition, snapshots, magazine photos, low quality vending machine, and full-length photographs are not acceptable.

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You must upload your digital image as part of  entry.

Your digital image format must be:

• In JPEG (.jpg) file format

• Equal to or less than 240 kB (kilobytes) in file size

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• In a square aspect ratio (height must equal width)

• 600×600 pixels in dimension

Do you want to scan an existing photo?

In addition to the digital image requirements, your existing photo must be:

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  • 2x2inches(51x51mm)

• Scanned at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch (12 pixels per millimeter)

 Taking photos of your baby or toddler

When taking a photo of your baby or toddler, no other person should be in the photo, and your child should be looking at the camera with his or her eyes open.

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Tip Lay your baby on his or her back on a plain white or off-white sheet. This one will ensure your baby’s head is supported and provide a plain background for the photo.

Make certain there are no shadows on your baby’s face, especially if you take a picture from above with the baby lying down.

Tip Cover a car seat with a plain white or off-white sheet and take a picture of 2:  your child in the car seat.  This will also ensure your baby’s head is supported.

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How to register for DV 2024

Participants for DV 2024 can submit an entry by filling out the Diversity Visa Entry Form (DS-5501) on the registration website https://dvprogram.state.gov/.

Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the forms with your personal details, passport details, and family information (if any), and submit your digital photograph.

If you are married and/or have children at the time of submitting the entry form, include the names of your spouse and/or children in your entry.

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You won’t be able to include your children who were born at the time of submitting the entry at a later date.

Print the confirmation that appears after submitting the entry and keep it until September 2024.

Applicants are to note that, the deadline for the DV2024 registration is 8th November, 2022.

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