Coup in Guinea, Panchir under Taliban control and match interrupted in Brazil

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Guinean special forces officers said on Sunday that they had captured President Alpha Condé, taken control of Conakry and “dissolved” the institutions, in a coup that could spell the retirement of a veteran of African politics. , but condemned by the international community. No deaths were reported Sunday, despite the intense crackling of automatic weapons heard in the morning in the capital of this country familiar with brutal political confrontations. The apparent epilogue of more than ten years of the Condé regime gave rise to scenes of jubilation in various districts of the capital.

The Taliban announced Monday that they had taken “complete” control of the Panchir Valley, where resistance had been organized against them since taking power in Afghanistan in mid-August. “With this victory, our country is now completely out of the doldrums of war. People will now live in freedom, peace and prosperity, ”senior Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement.

The qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup between Brazil and Argentina was interrupted on Sunday, in Sao Paulo, after the intervention of the Brazilian health agency Anvisa, for violation of anticovid protocols on the part of four players Argentines playing in England. The Argentines returned to the locker room after this interruption in the fifth minute of play of this shock of the South American qualifications, after the entry on the field of an agent of Anvisa, in the general confusion.

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