13 Facts About Mamady Doumbouya


Mamady Doumbouya is a Guinean military officer serving as the interim president of Guinea since 1 October 2021.


Mamady Doumbouya is a member of the Guinean Special Forces Group and a former French legionnaire.


On 1 October 2021, Mamady Doumbouya was sworn in as interim president.


Mamady Doumbouya was born on 4 March 1980 in the Kankan Region of Guinea.


Mamady Doumbouya was a French legionnaire holding the rank of corporal before he returned to Guinea to lead the Special Forces Group, an elite military unit created by President Alpha Conde.


Mamady Doumbouya worked in this role for country's intelligence services, based in Forecariah.


Mamady Doumbouya was further promoted to lieutenant colonel in 2019 and to colonel in 2020.


Mamady Doumbouya was deployed on missions to Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Central African Republic, Israel, Cyprus, the UK and Guinea, during his 15-year career.


Mamady Doumbouya was one of 25 officials from Guinea that the European Union threatened to sanction over allegations of human rights abuses.


Mamady Doumbouya was the instigator of the 5 September 2021 Guinean coup d'etat, in which the president of Guinea, Alpha Conde, was detained.


Mamady Doumbouya issued a broadcast on state television declaring that his faction had dissolved the government and constitution.


On 1 October 2021, Mamady Doumbouya was sworn in as interim president at Mohammed V Palace in Conakry.


Mamady Doumbouya is married to Lauriane Mamady Doumbouya, who is an active duty member of the French National Gendarmerie.