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ECOWAS: Conference expresses “deep concern over the resurgence of coups d’état after those in Mali in 2020 and 2021

The Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met in Extraordinary Session on 16 September 2021 in Accra, Republic of Ghana, to review the political developments in the Republic of Guinea and Mali.
The Conference reiterates its firm condemnation of the September 5, 2021 coup and reaffirms its demand for the immediate and unconditional release of President Alpha Conde. This said, it takes note of “the apparent commitment of the National Committee for
Rally and Development (CNRD) to work for a rapid return to constitutional order. It also noted the CNRD’s decision to engage in consultations with all national and international actors on the socio-political situation in the Republic of Guinea. It maintains, however, the suspension of Guinea from all ECOWAS bodies until constitutional order is restored.
Furthermore, the Conference remains “very concerned about the slow pace of preparations for the elections scheduled in the Republic of Mali for the end of February 2022. It is also “deeply concerned about the resurgence of coups d’état after those in Mali in 2020 and 2021.

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