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

Guinea military junta shrugs off ECOWAS sanctions, refuses to let former President Alpha Conda leave country

Guinea’s military junta said on Friday it would not bow to regional pressure and allow President Alpha Conde, detained since his overthrow on September 5, to leave the country. On Friday Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara and Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo paid a one-day visit to Conakry to ask coup leader Mamady Doumbouya, a special… Read More Guinea military junta shrugs off ECOWAS sanctions, refuses to let former President Alpha Conda leave country

West African leaders meet for discussions on Guinea coup

West African leaders gathered in Accra on Thursday to determine how the region’s main political and economic bloc can steer Guinea back towards constitutional rule following a coup that ousted President Alpha Conde last week. The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) condemned the putsch and has suspended Guinea from the bloc’s decision-making… Read More West African leaders meet for discussions on Guinea coup

West African leaders to hold summit on Guinea coup

West African leaders will meet on Thursday to decide how to respond to the coup in Guinea and how to pressure the junta leaders to return the country to constitutional rule, Ghana’s foreign minister said. The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has condemned the putsch that overthrew President Alpha Conde, the third… Read More West African leaders to hold summit on Guinea coup

ECOWAS delegation meet with Guinea military junta

A delegation from West Africa’s main political and economic bloc on Friday met Guinea’s ousted president Alpha Conde and members of the junta that overthrew him, hoping to steer the country back toward a civilian-led, constitutional regime. Conde, who had been in power since 2010, has been detained by the junta, the National Rally and… Read More ECOWAS delegation meet with Guinea military junta

Guinea military junta orders banks to freeze all government accounts

Guinea’s military junta, which seized power over the weekend, said on Thursday that it has ordered the central bank and other banks to freeze all government accounts. On Sunday a group of special forces soldiers said they ousted President Alpha Conde over concerns about poverty and endemic corruption. The banking freeze was aimed at “securing… Read More Guinea military junta orders banks to freeze all government accounts

West African bloc ECOWAS suspends Guinea over coup

West Africa’s main political and economic bloc suspended Guinea’s membership on Wednesday following a weekend military coup that ousted President Alpha Conde and dealt the latest in a flurry of setbacks to democracy in the region. During a virtual summit, leaders from the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) demanded a return to… Read More West African bloc ECOWAS suspends Guinea over coup