Guinea: ECOWAS puts pressure on the ruling junta

Meeting this Sunday, November 7 in Accra (Ghana) in an extraordinary session on the political situations in Mali and Guinea, the conference of heads of state of ECOWAS, concerning Guinea, maintained the sanctions against the country and called the immediate release of the deposed president, Alpha Condé.

The current president of the conference of heads of state, Nana Akufo Addo and his peers want more clarity in the conduct of the Guinean transition. Despite the adoption of a transition charter and the establishment of a government headed by the Prime Minister, Mohamed Béavogui, by quickly submitting a detailed timetable of the preparatory activities that should lead to the holding within 6 months, elections.

Finally, to closely follow the development of the Guinean transition and maintain a permanent dialogue with the military junta in power, the UN diplomat Mohamed Ibn Chambas has been appointed by the heads of state as Special Envoy to Guinea.

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