Guinea junta under pressure amid suspensions, mediations

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — International pressure mounted Friday on the junta that seized power in Guinea after the African Union suspended the country and as a delegation of West African officials from the regional economic bloc came to mediate the crisis. The African Union says it suspended Guinea “from all AU activities and decision-making bodies” after military officials overthrew President Alpha Conde on Sunday. The 15-nation West African regional economic bloc, known as ECOWAS, had already suspended Guinea. Mediators that included foreign ministers from Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Burkina Faso along with the ECOWAS commission president met with military leaders Friday.