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Guinean singer Mory Kante dies at 70

The Yeke Yeke singer who brought West African music to the world in the 1980s has died in his native Guinea. His son said the coronavirus travel restrictions prevented him from travelling to France for health treatment.

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5 Sep 2021
Army putschists in the west African nation of Guinea say they have captured President Alpha Conde and dissolved the government, after gunfire was heard in the country’s capital and troops seen on the streets.
5 Sep 2021
A source told DW that the president has been detained by special forces in a coup attempt. Groups of civilians took to the streets of Conakry to celebrate the apparent military takeover.
6 Sep 2021
Light traffic resumed while some shops reopened, but uncertainty remained over the possibility of unrest. Junta officials were set to meet in the morning to discuss the transfer of power.
10 Sep 2021
The optics play to old stereotypes about Africa: men in fatigues holding the deposed president who has outlasted his stay. In 2010, Alpha Condé became Guinea's first civilian president to win through the ballot box. We ask if the once courageous opposition leader lost his way when he saw fit to lift term limits to hang on to power.
11 Sep 2021
The soldiers who ousted Guinean President Alpha Conde have moved quickly to quash any resistance. Guineans have mixed feelings about the coup, while analysts say Conde is partly to blame for the situation.
7 Sep 2021
The man behind the coup in Guinea Conakry says he wants a peaceful transition. Colonel Mamady Doumbouya calls a meeting of ministers of ousted president Alpha Condé after banning them from leaving the country and dissolving the government. We take a closer look in this special edition.
8 Sep 2021
Opposition activists welcomed the news, but say the military has yet to make good on its word. Ousted President Alpha Conde has been seen on video, but would not answer questions about whether he was being mistreated.
8 Sep 2021
West Africa's leaders will hold an emergency ECOWAS summit on Guinea on Wednesday amid fears the military takeover could spark further instability in the region. But ECOWAS faces its own credibility problem.
9 Sep 2021
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni condemned this week's coup d’état in Guinea, describing it as "a step backwards". The Ugandan president said the coup leaders should face sanctions and "get out". Museveni also discussed several other security topics concerning Africa, as well as the Afghan crisis.
12 Sep 2021
The ECOWAS bloc called on Guinea to return to "normal constitutional order" after President Alpha Conde was deposed in a coup by special forces.
10 Sep 2021
West African leaders from ECOWAS are preparing to meet in Conakry. The influential economic bloc suspended the country after this week's military takeover and told coup leaders to release deposed president Alpha Condé. Also on the show, we take a look at how South Africa's vaccination drive is faring. And in the same country, we meet a Black Free Dive instructor who is making waves in her community.
19 Sep 2021
The move comes after a military junta arrested President Alpha Conde and suspended the country's constitution.