West Africa bloc sees ‘positive’ steps to civilian rule in Guinea — World — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


West Africa bloc ECOWAS has commended Guinea’s military rulers for making progress towards restoring civilian rule after a military coup in September.

An ECOWAS delegation arrived in Guinea on Thursday to meet strongman Colonel Mamady Doumbouya and members of his government, who are under pressure to stage elections after the ouster of elected president Alpha Conde.

At the end of the visit on Friday evening, ECOWAS Commission President Jean Claude Kassi Brou told reporters in the capital Conakry there was nonetheless a “positive dynamic” in moves to restore civilian rule.

He hailed domestic consultations on a civilian transition, for example, as well as the appointment of a civilian as interim prime minister. 

The ECOWAS visit is at least the third to Guinea since special forces led by Doumbouya deposed president Alpha Conde on September 5, after months of brewing discontent against his government. 

The 15-nation Economic Community of West Africa States…

Source: Guardian Newspaper

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