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Lansana Conté

Date of Birth: 30/11/1934
Place of Birth: Dubréka, French Guinea (now Guinea)
Died: 22/12/2008


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Steinmetz's empire unravels

The court convicted him of paying $10 million in bribes to Mamadie Touré one of the four wives of former Guinean President Lansana Conté to have the licences to mine Guinea's vast Simandou iron ore deposit transferred to him in 2008...


EXCLUSIVE – Inside the Swiss charges against Steinmetz

Cilins – one of a trio of key middlemen for BSGR – denies any bribery and claims he was acting on his own personal initiative when he repeatedly travelled to Jacksonville Florida in 2013 to see Mamadie Touré the wife of the late Guinean President Lansana Conté (AC Vol 54 No 9 The fight for Mount Simandou)...

The scandal centres around how BSGR managed to get hold of blocks 1 and 2 of the Simandou concession in south-eastern Guinea in December 2008 just before the death of long-time ruler President Lansana Conté...

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Condé’s iron resolve

In April 2019 a London arbitration court found against BSGR in a claim brought by Vale over whether BSGR had bribed Mamadie Touré Conté the fourth wife of the late dictator Lansana Conté...


Steinmetz deal bears fruit

President Alpha Condé has held up his end of a secret bargain with Israeli mining billionaire Beny Steinmetz now that Conakry's prosecutors have dropped all bribery charges against officials and members of the entourage of Condé's late predecessor Lansana Conté...


Condé goes it alone

6% in favour of the new constitution a victory margin that resembles those obtained by Condé's predecessors: Ahmed Sékou Touré who ran Guinea with an iron first from 1958-84 and condemned Condé to death in absentia in 1970 for being part of the opposition and Lansana Conté who had him jailed and tortured for the same reason (AC Vol 49 No 3 One Conakry two Lansanas)...


Iron back on track

BSGR's acquisition of the Simandou concession from the former Guinean President Lansana Conté became the subject of several international criminal investigations after BSGR's founder Steinmetz was accused of obtaining the licence through corruption and bribery...


Dancing the third-term tango

Tibou Camara a former journalist and information minister for the late President Lansana Conté is part of a trio that rose to prominence during Conté's long and increasingly erratic and autocratic reign yet today find themselves in the inner circle of their late boss's most implacable opponent...


Condé bids for third term

BigwigsCondé is becoming increasingly reliant on former bigwigs from the Parti de l'unité et de progrès (PUP) the election winning machine of the late strongman Lansana Conté a master manipulator of the constitution and the high-ranking judges supposed to uphold it...


A surprise reunion

BSGR executives were accused of having bribed Mamadie Touré Conté the fourth wife of the late dictator Lansana Conté to gain mining rights to the northern half of Simandou...


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