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

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

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