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Vol 51 No 23

Published 19th November 2010


Guinea

Condé’s hard won victory

It has taken Alpha Condé three attempts, a long battle with military regimes and incarceration and torture by one of them to win his country’s presidency. Condé was born in 1938 in the aluminium town of Boké, in the coastal region. In the 1960s and 70s, he studied law, sociology and political science at the Sorbonne and at Sciences-Pô in Paris, getting swept up in the protests of May 1968.

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