Guinea coup leader promises to set up unity government

Monday September 06 2021
Lieutenant-colonel Mamady Doumbouya.

Lieutenant-colonel Mamady Doumbouya. PHOTO | AFP



The colonel behind Guinea's military coup promised Monday to set up a unity government to oversee a transition period and vowed there would be no "witch hunt" against the former government.

"A consultation will be launched to set down the broad parameters of the transition, and then a government of national union will be established to steer the transition," Lieutenant-colonel Mamady Doumbouya said in a speech, but he did not say how long the consultation or the handover would last.