West Africa

Guinea: putschists freeze all government accounts


Guinea’s coup leaders have ordered banks to freeze all government-related accounts in order to “secure state assets”. According to the putschists, the order affects institutional and individual accounts of the outgoing government. Senior officials of the ousted President Alpha Condé’s government will not be able to access their accounts. The …

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ECOWAS condemns coup in Guinea and orders the immediate release of Alpha Condé


The Economical Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspended Guinea’s membership on Wednesday following the military coup that ousted President Alpha Conde. During a virtual summit, leaders from the West African political and economical bloc demanded a return to the constitutional order and Conde’s immediate release. They also agreed to …

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Joy in Guinea as colonel Mamady Doumbouya drove around Conakry


Straight after meeting the ex-ministers in President Alpha Condé’s government, the coup leader Col Mamady Doumbouya drove around Guinea’s capital, Conakry. People were jubilating like mad. They were just happy. Some people undressed shouted “Doumbouya, Doumbouya, Doumbouya” and “freedom, freedom, freedom”. Reada also: Tanzania: a judge in the opposition leader’s …

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