Guinea doesn’t allow deposed President to leave country

21:16, 18 September 2021
Guinea doesn’t allow deposed President to leave country Photo: Maria Dyveke Styve/ BY-SA 3.0

The army of Guinea which recently took power in the country said that the former President Alpha Conde will not be allowed to leave it.

This announcement comes after mediators arrived in the country and attempted to provide asylum for the deposed President.

“We will not give in to any pressure. Conde is and will remain in Guinea,” Guinea’s military leaders said in a statement.

Following the meeting between the President of the Economic Community of West African States Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo and Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo and the current leader of Guinea Mamady Doumbouya, Akufo-Addo said the meeting resulted in “a very frank and brotherly discussion” with Doumbouya.

“I think ECOWAS and Guinea are going to do well together,” he said in a statement.

The military claims that the reasons for the coup are poverty and corruption.

Currently, they are holding talks with public figures and businessmen to establish a framework for a peaceful transition of power.

Similar coups are taking place across Western Africa, as the Republic of Mali alone has gone through two coups this year alone with the latest one being led by Colonel Assimi Goita.

Earlier, it was reported that Guinea was suspended from the African Union following the coup.