The head of Guinea’s junta, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, defended the use of military intervention in politics during a UN address Thursday, following a recent series of coups on the African continent.
“Africa is suffering from a model of governance that has been imposed on us. A model that is certainly good and effective for the West, which designed it over the course of its history, but which is having trouble adapting to our reality,” he told the UN General Assembly, speaking in French.
“Alas, I would like to say that the graft has not been taken,” he added.
Doumbouya came to power in a coup in September 2021 after 11 years of civi