Guinea’s Junta Defies ECOWAS, Refuses To Release Alpha Conde

Guinea’s military junta said on Friday it would not bow to regional pressure and allow President Alpha Conde, detained since his overthrow on Sept. 5, to leave the country.

On Friday Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara and Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, who is ECOWAS chairman, visited Conakry to ask coup leader Mamady Doumbouya, for Conde’s release.

“The former president is and remains in Guinea. We will not yield to any pressure,” the junta said in a defiant statement read on state TV.

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