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Vol 44 No 6

Published 21st March 2003


Guinea

Out for the Conté

After Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, neighbouring Guinea faces troubled times. President Lansana Conté, who has heart trouble, diabetes and a heavy smoking habit, seems too ill to succeed himself when his term runs out in December. After three weeks in hospital in Morocco, he appeared only once in Conakry in January before retiring to his home village, Moussaya. Yet the ruling Parti de l'Unité et du Progrès (PUP) is campaigning vigorously for him in the 'Coordination de la Majorité Présidentielle'.

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