the situation of Alpha Condé at the heart of the mission

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The ECOWAS delegation will finally arrive on Friday 10 September 2021 in Guinea. A visit to assess the situation, five days after the coup that overthrew Alpha Condé. The West African organization has already investigated the Guinean case at an extraordinary summit on Wednesday. It suspended the country from its proceedings and again demanded the release of the president, who is currently being held in an unknown location.

With our special correspondent in Conakry, Charlotte idrac

Sends this diplomatic mission, which was first announced for this Thursday, is therefore postponed until tomorrow. It should include several foreign ministers in the sub-region, in particular Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, as well as the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou.

This delegation should therefore meet with the new authorities of the CNRD, National Committee for Reunification and Development, under the leadership of Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, and see what its intentions are. The mission should also insist on the fate of Alpha Condé, who has not appeared in public since the pictures circulated on Sunday during his arrest.

ECOWAS “holds the CNRD putschists individually and collectively responsible for the physical integrity” of the overthrown president, according to the press release issued after the virtual summit. A summit that did not lead to financial sanctions or to individual sanctions against junta officials, but ECOWAS indicates that it “will reconsider the situation according to the course of events and after the report of the diplomatic mission.”

Following this sub-regional meeting, there has been no official response from the CNRD. On Wednesday night on RTG, public television, in a statement read by CNRD spokeswoman Colonel Amara Camara, each ministry was asked to prepare an interview and a written report for Friday at 6pm for a meeting. With the committee.

• Dismantling of IPs in Conakry

At the moment, there is some information circulating about the transition that the putschist military imagines. But they seem to want to make promises with very symbolic actions: release of political prisoners, but also the dismantling of the much-disputed outposts. The PA had been set up at the height of the protest against Alpha Condé’s third term to suppress the demonstrations.

Very present on the shoulder of Prince Road, the main focus of the protest against President Alpha Condé, the departure of the PA arouses different emotions. In the district of Hamdallaye Gnariwada, where children are now playing football at the former police base.

Report in the districts of Conakry favorable to the opposition

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