Guinea: Alpha Condé Dismisses Weapons Purchase Accusations

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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Former Guinean President, Alpha Condé, has categorically rejected accusations of arms acquisition leveled against him by the Ministry of Justice on November 20, 2023, dismissing them as “nonsense.”

In an interview with Jeune Afrique magazine, Condé responded to the allegations of procuring weapons and ammunition, stating, “They don’t know where to turn… No one will be distracted by such nonsense.”

In the aftermath, his political party, RPG, amplified these sentiments, expressing surprise at the accusations against the former head of state.

The party urged its supporters “to remain mobilized in the fight for the return to constitutional order.” Additionally, RPG called for the release of Fodé Moussa Mara, also known as “General El Sissi,” considered by the Guinean justice system as Alpha Condé’s main accomplice in the alleged offenses.

These charges come at a time when supporters of the ousted president are increasingly openly challenging the authority of Colonel and transitional president Mamadi Doumbouya, even aligning themselves with the UFDG opposition party, which opposed Alpha Condé throughout his presidency. Over the weekend, this party officially allied with the former ruling party to confront the CNRD junta.

Soukaina Sghir

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