UN determined to back military reform following attack on Conde

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The United Nations is more determined than ever to support military reforms in Guinea after an attack against President Alpha Conde, the organisation's top envoy to the region said on Thursday.


Said Djinnit, the UN special representative to West Africa, was speaking as he visited Conakry just two days after a rocket attack on Conde's residence.

He said the assault on Conde's base, just seven months after the country's first democratic elections, showed "weaknesses remain in Guinea's defence and security systems" and "reinforces the UN's determination to support the country" in its military reforms.

In an interview with Radio France Internationale after the attack on Tuesday, Conde suggested the attack may have been masterminded by rogue army officers displeased at recent anti-corruption measures.

Two more soldiers were arrested Thursday, bringing to 39 the number of officers being held over the attack.



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