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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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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)...


Up for grabs

Gravely ill with complications from diabetes President Lansana Conté has withdrawn to his home village of Moussayah leaving the army and the divided opposition holding their breath (AC Vol 44 No 6)...


Out for the Conté

President Lansana Conté who has heart trouble diabetes and a heavy smoking habit seems too ill to succeed himself when his term runs out in December...


Jacques is back

Whitehall is also busy: the astonishing visit to all three countries by Africa Minister Valerie Amos (with according to a Foreign and Commonwealth Office source a bulging handbag) at least ended speculation in Paris that President Lansana Conté was dead since she trekked out to his village to meet him...


Foul play

Containing Liberian President Charles Taylor is one priority while in Guinea President Lansana Conté's declining health (he has just returned from three weeks in hospital in Morocco being treated for diabetes) is another destabilising factor...


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