Army officers have been installed at the top of Guinea’s eight regions and various administrative districts by the soldiers who seized power over the weekend.
Coup leader, Mamady Doumbouya, a former officer in the French Foreign Legion, has promised a transitional government of national unity and a “new era for governance and economic development” without a timeframe.
State RTG television broadcast images of junta-appointed General Aboubacar Diakite taking over from civilian governor Sadou Keita in Kankan, the region that has been Conde’s electoral stronghold.
In Labe region in the north, soldiers took down a photograph of Conde from the walls of Governor Elhadj Madifing Diane’s office as he handed over to a lieutenant-colonel.
Regional leaders will meet to discuss the situation of Guinea on Wednesday- not Thursday, as suggested in a previous staff memo.