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Vol 48 No 4

Published 16th February 2007


Guinea

Conté goes another round

The appointment of a presidential ally as new prime minister has worsened the confrontation on the streets

More than 60 deaths during the January general strike failed to soften President Lansana Conté who is embroiled in another - perhaps terminal - round of confrontation with his opponents. On 9 February he appointed the Prime Minister least likely to placate the demonstrating trade unionists. That man is his close ally Eugène Camara, a former governor of Nzérékoré and Planning Minister.

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