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Vol 48 No 8

Published 13th April 2007


Guinea

Under new management

President Lansana Conté clings on, but with a new government and his power diluted

The appointment of Lansana Kouyaté as Prime Minister could be a turning point in Guinea's long crisis, or an attempt to shore up a crumbling dyke. Kouyaté's nomination followed a series of general strikes and demonstrations against President Lansana Conté in January and February.

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