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12 Things You Need To Know About The Leader Of Guinea’s Coup, Col Mamady Doumbouya

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Commander Mamady Doumbouya is the name of the man on every lip of every Guinean, the instigator of the 2021 Coup D’etat that took place, yesterday September, 5th, 2021, in the West African country. The coup has seen the incumbent President Alpha Conde booted out of power in a bloodless coup with Col. Mamady Doumbouya, installing himself as the Chairman of the National Committee of Reconciliation and Development, currently in charge of the affairs of Guinean nation till otherwise or until elections are organized to return the country back to democracy. Col Mamady Doumbouya READ ALSO: Russia Calls For The Immediate Release of Guinea’s President Alpha Conde

Col Mamady Doumbouya has over 15-years of military experience, with allegiance as both a French citizen and as a Guinean. With the whole of the African continent in a scramble to know more about this new military leader on the Gulf of Guinea, we have decided to make this easier as we profile this military leader for you below;

  1. Col. Mamady Doumbouya was born in the Kankan Region of Guinea. He is of Mandinka origins
  2. He is married with 3 children
  3. Commander Mamadi Doumbouya has more than 15 years of experience in the military service is also a licensed officer of the School of War. Mamady Doumbouya is famous for his participation in missions in Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Central African Republic, Israel, Cyprus, United Kingdom, and Guinea.
  4. 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.
  5. When he took office, receiving a promotion to the rank of the battalion commander, his international experience was cited, including training he had completed in a number of different countries.
  6. 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.
  7. Col Mamady Doumbouya is the head of the Special Forces Group, Commander Mamadi Doumbouya is said to have completed the operational protection specialist training at the International Security Academy in Israel, the unit commanders training course at the Infantry Application School (EAI – Senegal), the training of staff officer (EEML – Libreville) and the Paris War School.
  8. The 33-year-old officer was nicknamed the Fox for his adaptability and quick improvising skills to situations that require self-discipline, self-control, risk assessment, and rapid decision-making in his line of work as a certified military officer.
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  9. He is a highly skilled commander who can recognize and defuse potentially dangerous situations by remaining cool in the face of a hostile environment.
  10. Before returning to Guinea to join the Special Forces Group, an elite military outfit founded by Alpha Condé, Doumbouya served as a French legionnaire.
  11. When he first took office, he touted his foreign expertise, which included training in a variety of countries. He was rumored to be seeking increased authority for the Special Forces Group in 2021.
  12. President Alpha Conde had a soft spot for Col Dumbuya and has always described him as a son. Conde promoted him to lead the special forces for ethnic and tribal grounds.
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Well, with the fact knowing that he was brought back to Guinea and made the of the Special Forces Group by the now-ousted, Alpha Conde it came as a shock to many since Doumbouya was the one who led the recent coup in Guinea which led to the arrest of the president.

Doumbouya after arresting the president said; “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.”

“We are no longer going to entrust politics to one man, we are going to entrust it to the people. We come only for that,” declared Col. Mamady Doumbouya, the special forces head, appearing on state television with Guinea’s national flag draped around his shoulders and members of the military surrounding him. He said it was “the duty of a soldier to save the country,” he added.

He further revealed that Alpha Conde is in safe hands and has seen a doctor after his arrest, adding that his team will end the misfortunes of Guinea.

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