#Africa

.Conakry, Guinea
In this image made from video, Col. Mamadi Doumbouya, center, commander of the army's special forces unit, surrounded by others and draped in a Guinean flag, makes an address to the nation from state television headquarters in the capital Conakry, Guinea

  • West African nation is back under military rule for the first time in over a decade
  • Local officials have been warned against refusing to appear at a meeting convened Monday 
  • Military junta refused to issue a timeline for releasing deposed President Alpha Conde

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Colonel Mamady Doumbouya announced the dissolution of Guinea President Alpha Conde's government(Photo Credit: Twitter/@daddyhope)

  • A former French legionnaire, Doumbouya returned to Guinea in 2018 
  • A unit of the elite Special Forces Group led by him seized control of state television on Sunday
  • Doumbouya pledged to restore democracy and said he was acting in Guinea's best interests 

.Guinea
A Guinean army colonel seized control of state television Sunday and declared that President Alpha Conde's government had been dissolved. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • A Guinean army colonel seized control of state television and declared that the  government had been dissolved
  • This announcement came after hours of heavy gunfire erupted near the presidential palace
  • The dramatic developments on Sunday bore all the hallmarks of a West African coup d’etat

.Tripoli, Libya
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  • Al-Saadi Gadhafi walked free from Tripoli's al-Hadaba prison
  • Al-Saadi Gadhafi's special forces brigade was involved in the crackdown during the 2011 uprising
  • Muammar Gadhafi had eight children, most of whom played significant roles in his regime

.Guinea
n this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Guinean President Alpha Conde delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the WWII Allied landings in Provence, in Saint-Raphael, southern France. (Photo: AP)

  • An elite unit of the army has 'dissolved' President Alpha Conde's government
  • The Defense Ministry said the coup attempt had been foiled
  • Conde's whereabouts are unknown but a video showed him surrounded by soldiers

.Guinea
In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Guinean President Alpha Conde delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the WWII Allied landings in Provence, in Saint-Raphael, southern France. (Photo: AP)

  • West African nation has a long history of military power grabs and coup attempts
  • No immediate comment from President Alpha Conde 
  • State television carried music and other programming, making no mention of the gunfire

.Ivory Coast
Videograb of the show that caused outrage in Ivory Coast( Photo Credit: Twitter/@ErickNdezi)

  • Nouvelle Chaine Ivorienne (NCI) channel issued an apology and suspended the host for 30 days
  • Thousands signed an online petition demanding action against the channel and its host
  • Yves de M’Bella was slammed for laughing while a convicted rapist used a mannequin for the 'demo'

.Maryland City, MD, USA
Homes flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida (Photo Credit: PTI/AP)

  • Hurricane Ida caused rainfall in Gulf Coast states Tuesday
  • Maximum windspeeds ranged around 48kmph
  • Tropical Storm Kate has swirled away from Atlantic shores

.Johannesburg, South Africa
Former wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Boucher is the head coach of South Africa. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ICC)

  • Former South Africa cricketer Paul Adams had accused mark Boucher and others of calling him "black s***"
  • Boucher said he "deeply regrets and apologises for....singing offensive songs or using offensive nicknames"
  • Boucher has also made himself available for one-on-one discussions with any former teammates

.New Delhi, Delhi, India

  • Fresh outbreaks of Ebola and Marburg are challenging West African healthcare
  • Ivory Coast and Guinea have reported the presence of Ebola and Marburg respectively
  • West Africa recorded highest number of COVID-19 deaths last month. according to the WHO