A legionnaire in the French army until 2018, Mamady Doumbouya was unknown to some until today, when he overthrew President Alpha Conde.
In Guinea, the new strong man of the country has made news during the last parade of the country’s independence day. This was on September 28. Less than a few days before the next Independence Day, he liberates his people.
This Malinke, originally from the region of Kankan, the second largest city in Guinea, is married to a female commander of a gendarmerie brigade in France. He was recalled to Guinea to command the Groupement des forces spéciales (GPS), an elite unit of the Guinean army.
In 2021, he began to arouse the distrust of the Guinean authorities because he tried to make the GPS independent.
With fifteen years of experience, the soldier had to do operational missions in Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, Djibouti and Central African Republic.
Also, he has performed close protection in Israel, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Guinea …
Major Mamady Doumbouya has brilliantly completed the operational protection specialist training at the International Security Academy in Israel, the unit commanders’ training course at the Ecole d’application de l’infanterie (EAI) in Thiès, the staff officer training (EEML Libreville) and the Ecole de guerre in Paris.
This red beret has the heavy task, today, of supervising this new unit of the Guinean Armed Forces, which was previously unknown to the general public.
Moreover, his name has just entered the Wikipedia, after he announced the arrest of the President of the Republic Alpha Conde. He contests the socio-political and economic situation of the country, the dysfunction of republican institutions, the instrumentalization of justice, the trampling of citizens’ rights, among others.
After taking power, the new strongman of Guinea suspended traffic at the borders.