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Akufo-Addo hosts virtual ECOWAS summit on Guinea crisis

The Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today (8 September) chair a virtual emergency meeting of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government to discuss the political crisis in Guinea.

The military seized power in Guinea on Sunday 5 September 2021, and arrested the third-term President of Guinea, Alpha Condé.

The military junta subsequently suspended the constitution and promised to return Guinea to constitutional rule in the shortest possible time.

Speaking to the presidential press corps at the Jubilee House on Tuesday (7 September), the Director of communications at the Jubilee House, Eugene Arhin, said the President and his colleagues are determined to ensure that democratic rule is restored in Guinea.

The ECOWAS on Sunday condemned the coup and demanded Conde’s unconditional release.

State visit
Arhin in his address announce that the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Ebiy Ahmed, is in Ghana for a three-day state visit to deepen relations between Ethiopia and Ghana.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister’s visit has come on the back of ongoing fighting in northern Ethiopia, between the military and Tigray rebels. The Ethiopian conflict has been raging for 10 months, pushing hundreds of thousands of people into conditions of famine.

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