Despite being far away in exile, former president Condé is still active on the Guinean political scene. Now based in Istanbul, he is relying on a handful of close supporters in Dakar and Conakry to help him weaken Mamady Doumbouya's junta.
In a series of letters seen by Africa Intelligence, the ECOWAS Court of Justice and Guinean state lawyers go head-to-head over the detention of three senior figures who served under Alpha Condé. Among them is former prime minister Fofana, whose corruption trial is to begin on 20 March in Conakry.
The former president of Guinea, who has been living in Istanbul since September, still keeps in close touch with several African heads of state. On top of his traditional allies on the continent, he has also renewed contact with his former adversary Umaro Sissoco Embalo, from Guinea-Bissau.