The Guinean transitional president, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, does not seem affected by the sanctions imposed on him by the West African bloc, ECOWAS. The strong man from Guinea reiterated several of his promises in an interview with FRANCE 24.

Among other sanctions, Doumbouya is also not allowed to leave his country, but the head of the junta does not find this a problem.

“Of course we need our partners, but what is non-negotiable for us is national sovereignty … I donate myself. It’s been years since I was able to get out of Guinea. I am in Guinea, I feel better in Guinea than anywhere. I don’t need to travel. What I just need now is to concentrate in Guinea, on our problems, ”Doumbouya told FRANCE 24 journalist Alain Foka.

Doumbouya also reiterated that neither he nor any member of the transitional government will be candidates in future elections in Guinea. However, he did not specify a date for the next ballot.

Mamady Doumbouya, 41, took power following a coup on September 5, which toppled Alpha Condé, president for 11 years.

Source: AfrikPage with France 24