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Vol 58 No 8

Published 14th April 2017


Guinea

Sex, rebels and Paris trips

President Condé steams ahead in the opinion polls but dissent within his party is growing as local elections approach

The career of the governing party's youth leader came to an abrupt end in late February when the latest in a series of sex tapes which have been circulating in the capital went viral. President Alpha Condé immediately sacked N'Bany Sangaré from his job as Secretary General of the Youth Ministry. The release of the tape is probably connected to a bitter feud inside the youth wing of the Rassemblement du peuple guinéen and within the RPG leadership. Sangaré has been feuding with the turbulent Sanoussy Bantama Sow, who was a Minister of Sport and headed the Department for Guineans Abroad before being dismissed in last year's reshuffle. Nevertheless, he kept his place in the party's Bureau politique, and is still a Presidential Advisor. The infighting centres on who should lead the party's youth wing, who is qualified to enter President Condé's cabinet and who should become Prime Minister.

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