West Africa is witnessing a rise in frequent military coups, testing regional commitments to protect democracy throughout the regional bloc.
Mamadi Doumbouya, inaugurated as Guinea's interim president, promises to oversee a transition that would include drafting of a new constitution, fighting corruption, electoral reform and transparent elections as he pledges not to run for election.
West African leaders urge swift elections in Guinea days after special forces led by Doumbouya assaulted presidential palace and ousted president Alpha Conde.
Military overthrew President Alpha Conde's government over the weekend, drawing widespread condemnation.
The military urged Guinea's Justice Ministry to do what it can to release "political detainees" as soon as possible, reiterating a vow to hold talks to form a new government in the country.
The putschists have ordered soldiers from the former President Alpha Conde's guard to join their forces, barred government officials from leaving the country, and replaced regional governors.
The prices of aluminium hit a 10-year high right after the coup in Guinea, the world’s major supplier of bauxite which is used for the production of aluminium, amid concerns over the possible disruption of the supply.
Army rulers summon President Conde's ministers and heads of government institutions to a meeting, warning failure to attend would be considered a "rebellion".
Ankara expresses concern after the military seizes power in the west African country.
The army's statement came hours after heavy gunfire broke out near the presidential palace in the capital Conakry, with several sources saying an elite national army unit led by a former French legionnaire, Mamady Doumbouya, was behind the unrest.
Officials find case of Marburg, a highly infectious disease that causes haemorrhagic fever, in southern Gueckedou prefecture.
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hails Guinea for managing to contain Ebola outbreak and learning the lessons from five years ago.
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