Guinea’s leader, Col Mamady Doumbouya, has said the Western model of democracy does not work in Africa, as he defended the use of military intervention.

Stop Lecturing Us - Guinea Leader to UN General Assembly

He told the UN General Assembly in New York that the continent was suffering from a “model of governance that has been imposed on us” and which was “having trouble adapting to our reality”.

“It is time to stop lecturing us and stop treating us with condescension like children,” he added.

Col Doumbouya took power in a coup in 2021, ousting President Alpha Condé. He defended taking that action to the UN assembly saying it was “to save our country from complete chaos”.