Tue, 26 Oct 2021

ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The African Union (AU) has suspended the membership of Guinea after the West African nation had been gripped by a military coup.

The peace and security council of AU on Friday decided to suspend the West African nation from all activities of the Union, according to the tweet by the AU political affairs, peace and security commission.

The Economic Community for Western African States (ECOWAS) on Thursday suspended Guinea's membership of the West African regional bloc.

Stating that it has endorsed the decision by ECOWAS, the AU peace and security council has called on the UN Security Council to endorse the communique of ECOWAS by which the bloc has suspended Guinea's membership. It has also called on the Chairperson of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat to engage all stakeholders in the region on the situation.

On Sunday, Mamady Doumbouya, a lieutenant colonel, announced that his forces arrested Guinea's President Alpha Conde and dissolved the government and national institutions.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service

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