Alpha Condé has been given permission to leave Guinea

Alpha Condé, the former Guinean president, has now gained permission from the Transitional Government to leave the country and seek medical care elsewhere.

Alpha Condé, the former Guinean president, gained permission to depart the country for medical checks overseas from the Transitional Government of this West African country on Friday, December 31. The transitional administration issued this declaration through a press release without mentioning the date or location of the “medical evacuation.”

“In consultation with ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), former President Alpha Condé has been granted permission to seek treatment outside of Guinea for a period of one month,” said the new Guinean authorities on Friday evening, in response to one of the main demands of ECOWAS heads of state and government.

“This humanitarian approach is part of the respect for dignity and consideration that the CCNRD (National Committee of the Rally for Development) has continued to observe with regard to former leaders of the country since September 05, 2021,” says the press release, which omits the ECOWAS request made after the putsch.

On September 18, less than two weeks after the putsch on September 5, ECOWAS, led by Presidents Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire and Nana Akjufo-Addo of Ghana, pressed Colonel Mamady Doumbouya and his troops to agree to the release of Alpha Condé. The junta in control at the time turned down the proposal.

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