Guinea junta appoints acting prime minister during absence of PM Mohamed Beavogui

The military junta in Guinea has appointed an acting prime minister while prime minister Mohamed Beavogui is absent, state television said late on Saturday. The announcement did not explain why Beavogui was taking a leave of absence or how long he would be absent for. “Commerce and Industry Minister Bernard Gomou has been appointed acting… Read More Guinea junta appoints acting prime minister during absence of PM Mohamed Beavogui

West African bloc ECOWAS lifts economic, financial sanctions imposed on Mali and Burkina Faso

Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday lifted economic and financial sanctions imposed on Mali, after its military rulers proposed a 24-month transition to democracy and published a new electoral law. The bloc imposed stiff sanctions on Mali in January after the junta said it would not organise democratic elections… Read More West African bloc ECOWAS lifts economic, financial sanctions imposed on Mali and Burkina Faso

Guinea opposition parties reject proposed transition timeline

Guinea’s main opposition parties have rejected the ruling military junta’s proposed 39-month democratic transition timeline, they said in a statement on Wednesday. Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, head of the junta that took power in a coup last September, said this month it would probably take more than three years for the West African country to transition… Read More Guinea opposition parties reject proposed transition timeline

Guinea orders legal proceedings against ousted President Alpha Conde

Guinea’s attorney general has ordered legal proceedings against ousted President Alpha Conde and 26 of his former officials over violence surrounding Conde’s disputed bid for a third term, a court document showed on Wednesday. Conde, 84, was overthrown in a military coup last September by officers who now run the West African country. Anger against… Read More Guinea orders legal proceedings against ousted President Alpha Conde

Guinea junta allows ousted president Alpha Conde to leave country for medical check

Guinea’s junta has allowed former president Alpha Conde to leave the country for a medical check-up, according to a statement read on state television on Friday. The junta or National Rally and Development Committee (CNRD), which ousted Conde in September, said the former president could not remain abroad for more than a month. The September… Read More Guinea junta allows ousted president Alpha Conde to leave country for medical check

ECOWAS imposes sanctions on Mali leaders over stalled elections

West Africa’s main political and economic bloc imposed sanctions on Sunday against Mali’s transitional leaders after they informed the organisation they would not be able to hold presidential and legislative elections in February. Mali’s interim government, which took power following the military’s overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August 2020, had promised the Economic… Read More ECOWAS imposes sanctions on Mali leaders over stalled elections

Guinea military junta appoints Mohamed Beavogui as prime minister

Guinea’s military junta on Wednesday named Mohamed Beavogui, a former civil servant and expert in agricultural finance, as prime minister to preside over a promised transition back to democratic rule following a coup in September. Beavogui, 68, is also the nephew of Diallo Telli, a celebrated Guinean diplomat who served as the first secretary-general of… Read More Guinea military junta appoints Mohamed Beavogui as prime minister

Guinea swears in junta leader Mamady Doumbouya as interim president

Guinea junta leader Mamadi Doumbouya was inaugurated as interim president on Friday to oversee what regional powers hope will be a short transition to constitutional rule after the September 5 overthrow of president Alpha Conde. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Mohamed V Palace in the capital Conakry with the marked absence of most… Read More Guinea swears in junta leader Mamady Doumbouya as interim president