Guinea Military leaders have free about 80 prisoners ahead of a summit of the West African grouping ECOWAS.

Guinea Military leaders have free about 80 prisoners ahead of a summit of the West African grouping ECOWAS.

The leaders of the ECOWAS bloc are due to meet virtually today, Wednesday to discuss the Guinea coup and the political transition in Mali.

The prisoners had been opponents of President Alpha Condé, who was ousted by Special Forces under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya and has accused Condé of rampant corruption, human rights abuses and mismanagement.

A member of the opposition UFDG party, Ismaël Condé, said his time in prison had been difficult, but he was now hoping for a better future for his country:

In another development, the Cape Verde’s Constitutional Court has ordered the extradition of Venezuelan Envoy Alex Saab, who is been accused of money laundering and corruption.

He was arrested more than a year ago as his plane stopped to refuel in the West African country. He was in a Venezuelan government plane and was reportedly travelling to Iran on an important government mission.

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