neighboring countries are silent, an ECOWAS summit


If the international community reacted quickly, on Sunday 5 September, by condemning the coup in Guinea, the countries of the region and the African institutions seem rather quiet since Mamady Doumbouya made clear her intentions on Monday during a speech.

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union nevertheless held an emergency meeting Monday afternoon, but he did not make a statement afterwards and no one within the organization wanted to communicate.

The same silence from several neighboring countries. It must be said thatAlpha Condé had resigned many of his counterparts in recent months, in particular by deciding to run for a third term and by refusing any compromise on the subject. Some of Guinea’s border countries therefore do not seem to be particularly affected by its exclusion.

ECOWAS summit on Wednesday If they are not very talkative in public, many negotiations are currently underway behind the scenes. According to The letter from the continent, Alassane Ouattara is the first head of state in ECOWAS to meet on Monday with Conakry’s new strongman. He would have asked Mamady Doumbouya for the speedy release of former President Alpha Condé.

ECOWAS, for its part, has planned to meet at an extraordinary virtual summit on Wednesday set up by Nana Akufo Ado, the current chair of the sub-regional organization. The issue of keeping Guinea within ECOWAS institutions will be at the center of discussions.

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