Coup d’Etat / Guinea 01-060921

Guinea (Conakry)


Event: Coup d’Etat by military forces


Date and Time: 5 September 2021


Location: Guinea (nationwide)


Description: Guinean special forces and other military led by the commander of the special forces, Colonel Doumbouya have arrested President Alpha Condé and dissolved the country’s constitution.
Gunfire has been heard in the capital Conakry and military personnel have been deployed across the city. A nationwide curfew is in place as of 6 September 2021. Land borders have been closed for a week and some international flights have been cancelled.


It remains to be seen if shipping is affected at Conakry and Kamsar ports. Based on AIS movements, some vessels have entered Kamsar port in the last 24 hours, indicating that cargo operations are continuing. It is likely that prices for
some raw materials (e.g. bauxite) will be affected as Guinea is a major exporter, but it will be in the interest of any new authorities to make sure supply lines are not affected due to the key role that such exports play in the country’s economy.



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