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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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No peace without justice

President Lansana Conté is no great fan of his Ivorian counterpart and claims by Guinean opposition politician Jean-Marie Doré of a secret deal between the two leaders were denied by Ivorian government officials...


Plot news

The former Directeur de Cabinet of Ivorian ex-Premier-turned-opposition-leader Alassane Dramane Ouattara Touré represents at 59 a younger generation than President Lansana Conté and his veteran opponents Alpha Condé (66) and Bâ (71)...


Peace deals and petro-wealth

Lansana Conté faces renewed opposition protests after his ostensible re-election in December for another seven-year term...


No change there, then

With a presidential election looming on 21 December Guinea's military high command has banned soldiers from carrying arms in the Samory Touré barracks ­ where President Lansana Conté has his Conakry residence ­ and in the Alpha Yaya Diallo army base...

The dynamic Soumah who has considerable appeal for younger voters and women has the support of Conakry Governor M'Bemba Bangoura and Karime Kane leader of Conté's support group the Comité d'Appui à l'Action de Lansana Conté but his early promotion might have seriously divided the ruling establishment...


Rabat's regional security web

In the run-up to the United States' invasion of Iraq when close ally Guinea's Security Council membership made it the focus of intense international interest ailing President Lansana Conté received treatment in Rabat (AC Vol 44 No 7)...


Fighting on

President Lansana Conté is ill with diabetes though he is supposed to run for a third term in elections in December...


Meltdown in Monrovia

Soft on Conté The UN Security Council mission to West Africa led by Britain's UN Ambassador Sir Jeremy Greenstock has tough messages for most leaders in the region but gave Guinean President Lansana Conté an easy ride following Guinea's key role as a Council member during the debates on war against Iraq...


Diplomacy central

ECOWAS estimates that some 5 000 troops will be needed in Liberia and hopes that some 2 000 troops from outside the region will be drawn from the USA South Africa and Morocco (whose King Mohamed VI initiated the stillborn Casablanca peace talks which brought Taylor face to face with some of his neighbours: Sierra Leone's President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and Guinea's President Lansana Conté...


Horse-trading, arms-trading

President Lansana Conté is ill with no obvious successor and rumours of conspiracy are rife (AC Vol 44 No 7)...


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Bamako blues

ATT has sounded out Guinea about a credible road link to Conakry's ramshackle port but in the short term this is impossible because of President Lansana Conté's poor health and the threat of Guinea's wholesale implosion (AC Vol 44 No 7)...


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