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Vol 47 No 17

Published 25th August 2006


Guinea

Countdown for Conté

After almost a week of 'medical checks' in Switzerland, President Lansana Conté's quiet return on 17 August was marked only by a brief statement, without pictures, on state television. In May, after his last medical trip, he was greeted by a huge crowd along the Fidel Castro highway to the airport.

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