Guinea’s ruling military junta has appointed acting Prime Minister Bernard Gomou as permanent secretary to replace Mohamed Beavogui, who has been absent since last month.
The junta had appointed Gomou as acting prime minister on July 17. Officials said Beavogui, who was appointed by the junta a month after it seized power in a coup in September, was receiving medical treatment.
Gomou previously served as commerce and industry minister in the transitional government. His appointment as prime minister was in a statement read on national television.
The junta has faced deadly protests in recent weeks over its plans to stay in power for the next three years but is now negotiating with the West African neighbours to tinker the timetable to an acceptable time.