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GUINEA; Junta Orders All Govt-Related Bank Accounts Frozen To “Secure State Assets”

Guinea’s military junta has ordered banks to freeze all government-related accounts so as to “secure state assets”.

“This includes public administrative and commercial establishments in all ministries and the presidency, presidential programmes and projects, members of the outgoing government as well as senior officials and administrators of state financial institutions,” a junta spokesman said.

On Sunday a group of special forces soldiers said they ousted President Alpha Conde over concerns about poverty and endemic corruption.

The Junta earlier announced COVID-19 Measures including a dusk-to-dawn curfew:

The West African regional bloc Ecowas – which is seeking a return to a constitutional order – has deployed a mission to hold talks with the Guinean authorities.

The bloc has also called for the release of President Condé who has been detained by the military.

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