Here’s what we know about the unfolding coup in Guinea

People celebrate in the streets of Conakry, Guinea, on Sept. 5 after the arrest of President Alpha Condé. (Cellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images)
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Special forces in Guinea overthrew the government of President Alpha Condé on Sunday, adding another apparent coup d’etat to the West African nation’s lengthy history of military takeovers.

Condé, 83, took power 11 years ago in the country’s first democratic election since its independence from France in 1958.

Here is what you need to know about the crisis.

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