Morocco footballers leave Guinea during coup attempt

Members of the Armed Forces of Guinea drive through the central neighbourhood of Kaloum in Conakry on September 5, 2021.


Photo credit: Cellou Binani | AFP

What you need to know:

  • But the government said in a statement of its own that it had "repulsed" an attack on the presidential palace.
  • Guinea -- one of the world's poorest countries despite boasting significant mineral resources -- has long been beset by political instability.

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