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Some of the Comité National pour le Développement et la Démocratie junta's appointments have been heavily criticised. Chief among these is military leader Moussa Dadis Camara's old friend, Boubacar Barry, an architect, as provisional Minister for Construction, Public Works and Public Buildings. Barry was told of the impending coup as soon as President Lansana Conté's death became known. He has also worked as an architect for the controversial Mamadou Sylla, the late Conté's close friend, who has been linked to fraudulent transactions worth some US$22 million (AC Vol 48 No 3).

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Moussa Dadis Camara, Boubacar Barry, Lansana Conté, Mamadou Sylla, Mohamed Diop, Sekouba Konaté, Aboubacar Bruno Bangoura, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Claude Pivi,, Ousmane Conté, Mamadou Sampil Camara (, Diarra Camara, Cameroonians, Egypt, China, Comité National pour le Développement et la Démocratie, Compagnie Mobile d'Intervention et de Sécurité, La Lance, Les Echos de Guinée

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