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Vol 51 No 2

Published 22nd January 2010


Who's who in the junta and beyond

General Sékouba Konaté had tried to escape the corridors of power during the 2008 coup but destiny caught up with him a year later, following the December 2009 shooting of Captain Moussa Dadis Camara. Officially, Sékouba Konaté is Third Vice-President of the Conseil National pour la Démocratie et le Développement (CNDD); in reality, he is the junta's number two, so he naturally takes over from Dadis. It was common knowledge that Konaté had previously refused the leadership, offered by the young soldiers who led the December 2008 coup.

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