Doumbouya Sworn In

Mamady Doumbouya: Guinea coup leader sworn in as president

Doumbouya Sworn In
Doumbouya Sworn In

Col Mamady Doumbouya has been sworn is as Guinea's interim president after leading a coup which saw the overthrow of Alpha Condé.

The 41-year-old former French legionnaire becomes Africa's second youngest leader, after Mali's 38-year-old Assimi Goïta, who also staged a military takeover.

Col Doumbouya is barred from contesting future elections, under a transitional charter published this week.

The 5th September coup has been widely condemned,

Both West Africa body Ecowas and the African Union have suspended Guinea.

Ecowas also imposed sanctions against the coup leaders and demanded a return to constitutional order within six months.