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Lansana Conté

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


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Honeymoon over as junta extends rule

Col Doumbouya's latest moves have also led to a rapprochement between two political dinosaurs who for more than a decade were implacably opposed to each other: the Rassemblement du peuple de Guinée (RPG) the party of ex-president Condé – in power between 2010 and September last year - and the Union des forces démocratiques de Guinée (UFDG) of Cellou Dalein Diallo a former Prime Minister under Condé's predecessor Lansana Conté...


No timeline for return to civil rule

Voters' lists have been one of the most contentious issue between successive governments and the opposition a controversy that goes back to the days of General Lansana Conté's presidency (1984-2008)...

In 2021 a Swiss court sentenced Steinmetz to five years in prison for bribing a wife of the late President Lansana Conté to obtain those and other blocks (AC Vol 62 No 3 Steinmetz gets five years for bribery)...


Sidelined legionnaire grabs the reins

A veteran opposition campaigner who had served jail time for challenging the authoritarian President Lansana Conté in the 1998 election he finally secured office in the country's first democratic election 12 years later...

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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...


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