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Vol 50 No 2

Published 23rd January 2009


The new men under fire

Some of the Comité National pour le Développement et la Démocratie junta's appointments have been heavily criticised. Chief among these is military leader Moussa Dadis Camara's old friend, Boubacar Barry, an architect, as provisional Minister for Construction, Public Works and Public Buildings. Barry was told of the impending coup as soon as President Lansana Conté's death became known. He has also worked as an architect for the controversial Mamadou Sylla, the late Conté's close friend, who has been linked to fraudulent transactions worth some US$22 million (AC Vol 48 No 3).

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