Nigerian backed West Africa bloc to hold extraordinary summit on Guinea -staff memo


ABUJA, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold an extraordinary summit on Guinea on Thursday, according to a staff memo shared with Reuters.

Special forces soldiers ousted long-serving President Alpha Conde and dissolved his cabinet on Sunday, prompting ECOWAS to demand a return to constitutional order and threaten to impose sanctions. read more

An ECOWAS spokeswoman did not immediately reply to a request for comment late on Monday.

Reporting By Camillus Eboh in Abuja, writing by Libby George; Editing by David Gregorio