Guinea: ousted President Alpha Condé returns to Conakry

Guinean President Alpha Condé, September 13, 2019. (Illustrative photo) AP - Pablo Martinez Monsivais

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President for eleven years before being overthrown by a putsch on September 5, Alpha Condé returned to Guinea on Friday April 8 after a stay in the United Arab Emirates for treatment, announced the junta in power in Conakry. 

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With our correspondent in Conakry,

Mouctar Bah

Without drum or trumpet.

Alpha Condé landed discreetly at Conakry airport late Friday afternoon.

According to Guinean airport authorities, the former president was on board a special flight chartered

by his Emirati hosts

.

According to Guinean security sources, he was then able to go to his wife's home, located in the Andrea district, in the near suburbs of the Guinean capital.

His return to the country was the subject of negotiations at the highest level between Conakry and Abu Dhabi because, according to a Guinean diplomatic source, the ousted president did not wish to return to Guinea at the end of his medical stay.

He finally complied with the decision of the Emirati authorities who informed him, according to the same sources, of the end of his stay.

In his statement, Guinean junta leader Mamadi Doumbouya thanked the United Arab Emirates for the great attention former President Alpha Condé received.

Mamadi Doumbouya also specifies that the physical integrity and dignity of the former president will be respected in accordance with his rank and status.

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