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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 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...


Turks in troubled waters

He left the job of getting rid of whistleblower Kalil Keita to the newly appointed port director Hélène Savané who promptly obliged citing 'grave error' the go-to formula for a politically motivated dismissal since the days of the late president Lansana Conté...


Conté's long shadow

His appointment by President Alpha Condé marks a return of the cadre of politicians who came to prominence under the regime of President Lansana Conté the putschist who later introduced multi-party democracy...


Thiam verdict makes waves

His one-time agent Frédéric Cilins was convicted of interfering in a US government investigation after he admitted trying to bribe Mamadie Conté née Touré widow of the Guinean dictator Lansana Conté to get her to deny that Steinmetz's company BSGR had been in touch with her (AC Vol 55 No 8 Beny fights on)...


Sex, rebels and Paris trips

In February Diallo signed a political agreement with the businessman Mamadou Sylla a former protégé of the late President General Lansana Conté (AC Vol 51 No 20 Odds now on Condé)...


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