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African Union Condemns Coup in Guinea and Calls for Release of Conde 

Addis Ababa, Sep. 6 (SUNA) – The African Union issued on Sunday a statement on the military coup in Guinea, calling for the immediate release of the country’s President Alpha Conde, who appeared in a video clip being held in an unknown location.

In its statement, the African Union Stated that the current Chairperson of the African Union, Felix Tshisekedi, and Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemn any forcible power seizing and call for the immediate release of President Alpha Condé.

The statement pointed out that the President of the Union and the Chairperson of the Commission call on the Peace and Security Council of the African Union to meet urgently to discuss the new situation in Guinea and to take appropriate measures under these circumstances.

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also called for immediate release of Conde, said in said in a tweet via his Twitter account, that he is closely following up the situation in Guinea, and strongly condemns any takeover of the government by force of arms.

An officer in the Guinean army had broadcast, earlier on Sunday, a statement announcing the suspension of the constitution and the government and the closure of the borders, while a video clip of the detention of President Alpha Conde was circulated.

An advisor of President Alpha Conde told CNN that Conde is under arrest and a coup has occurred in the country, but was not immediately clear where Conde is currently.

n the widely circulated video, Dumboya, who appeared in a special forces uniform, said they had arrested Conde and suspended the constitution, government and all other institutions and announced the closure of land and air borders.

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Source: SUNA

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