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Guinea: Alpha Condé allowed to leave Conakry for Abu Dhabi

By Jeune Afrique

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Posted on January 19, 2022 08:23

Firefox_Screenshot_2022-01-18T16-58-49.752Z Alpha Condé, in February 2020. © MINASSE WONDIMU HAILU/AFP
Alpha Condé, in February 2020. © MINASSE WONDIMU HAILU/AFP

Guinea’s former president Alpha Condé has flown to the United Arab Emirates for medical examinations. This is what was discussed with the junta.

According to our information, the plane carrying Alpha Condé, a Gulfstream G-IV, took off from Ahmed Sekou Touré International Airport in the early afternoon of 17 January. The deposed head of state was accompanied by his doctor, Dr. Kaba, and two bodyguards.

On 31 December 2021, Mamadi Doumbouya, president of Guinea’s transitional government, had announced that he would allow Condé to leave the country to undergo medical examinations “for a period of one month”, unless doctors advised otherwise. Since the 5 September putsch, his release has been one of Ecowas’ main demands and a source of tension with the ruling junta.

Several options were considered, including Turkey, Côte d’Ivoire and Qatar. In the end, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was chosen. He is expected to receive medical treatment to relieve his hip prosthesis, which he has complained about. The military has planned that he

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