Guinea junta says ex-president moved to wife’s home

Guinea’s ruling military junta says deposed president Alpha Condé has been transferred to his wife’s home in the capital Conakry.

The National Rally Committee for Development (CNRD), as the junta is known, said in a statement broadcast on state television that Mr Condé was now with his wife, Hadja Djene Kaba Condé.

It said it would “continue to provide the former head of state with treatment worthy of his rank, and this without any national or international pressure”.

The 83-year-old ousted president was being held incommunicado since he was ousted in a coup on 5 September.

He had led Guinea since he was first elected in 2010, in Guinea’s first democratic transfer of power.

Guinea was suspended from the West Africa’s regional bloc, Ecowas, following the coup.

Ecowas also imposed travel bans and a freeze on the financial assets of Guinea’s coup leaders and their families while calling for Mr Condé’s unconditional release.

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