Just In: Guinea Coup Leader Sworn In As President.

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

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

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

The September 5 coup has been widely condemned by world powers and the African Union.

Recall the military heads behind the coup that removed Guinea’s President Alpha Conde started consultations with political, religious and business leaders that they say will lead to the formation of a transitional government.

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