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Guinea says it won't let detained ex-president leave country

Sep. 17, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's junta leaders vowed Friday that deposed President Alpha Conde would not be allowed to seek exile, saying they would not cave to mounting pressure from regional mediators who have imposed targeted sanctions after this month's coup. The...

West Africa to impose bans, freeze assets of Guinea junta

Sep. 16, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African leaders have decided to impose travel bans and freeze financial assets of members of Guinea’s ruling junta and their families after a coup more than a week ago, according to the bloc known as ECOWAS. The decisions were announced...

Military junta opens talks over Guinea's future post-coup

Sep. 14, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's longtime opposition leaders voiced support Tuesday for the country's new military rulers as a four-day summit got under way that is aimed at charting the West African nation's future following a coup just over a week ago. Pressure,...

Over 100 world leaders to attend UN gathering in person

Sep. 13, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 100 heads of state and government are planning to attend the U.N. General Assembly’s annual gathering of world leaders in person next week, including U.S. President Joe Biden, King Abdullah II of Jordan and the presidents of Brazil and Venezuela, according...

Guinea opposition leader urges junta to hold vote soon

Sep. 13, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s longtime opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo is urging the country's ruling military junta to set up a transitional government and establish a timeframe for holding elections as soon as possible following last week's coup. Diallo...

Guinea junta under pressure amid suspensions, mediations

Sep. 10, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — International pressure mounted Friday on the junta that seized power in Guinea after the African Union suspended the country and as a delegation of West African officials came to urge a return to democratic rule. The African Union has suspended...

West African bloc to send delegation to Guinea after coup

Sep. 09, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A delegation of West African leaders is to travel to Guinea to meet with the junta that toppled President Alpha Conde in a coup earlier this week. Top officials of West Africa's influential economic bloc, ECOWAS, are expected to meet in Conakry, the...

Guinea junta releases dozens of political prisoners

Sep. 08, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's new military rulers have released dozens of political prisoners jailed by the previous civilian government, in a move likely to win them favor with the opposition that had protested against now-deposed President Alpha Conde. The 79...

EXPLAINER: Why is history repeating itself in Guinea's coup?

Sep. 07, 2021 06:33 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Many hoped that Guinea's landmark 2010 election would finally bring the West African country a democratic leader after decades of corrupt dictatorship. Instead President Alpha Conde decided to stick around for a third term, modifying the...

Guinea's new junta leaders seek to tighten grip on power

Sep. 06, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's new military leaders sought to tighten their grip on power Monday after overthrowing President Alpha Conde, ordering the soldiers from his presidential guard to now join the junta forces and barring government officials from leaving the country. ...