Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Suspends Guinea After coup

Leaders from the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held an extraordinary video summit to discuss the turmoil in Guinea on Wednesday.

West Africa bloc ECOWAS has decided to suspend Guinea following a military coup in the country, the organisation said after an emergency summit on Wednesday, calling for ‘an immediate return to constitutional order’.

After the meeting, ECOWAS said in a statement regional leaders decided ‘to suspend Guinea from all ECOWAS decision-making bodies with immediate effect.’

A high-level ECOWAS mission will be dispatched immediately, the statement said.

‘The Authority will review the situation in light of developments in the Republic of Guinea and the Assessment mission report,’ it said.

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