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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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A new front opens

Guinean President Lansana Conté is also up for re-election next year and in a bizarre offshoot of the Ivorian crisis a document is circulating in Conakry accusing former Prime Minister Sidya Touré of planning a coup...


The view from the Seine

Apart from Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo those causing most concern include Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma (who has promised to stand down next year but does everything to prepare for another term) and Guinea's President Lansana Conté Congo-Brazzaville's Denis Sassou Nguesso Central African Republic's Ange-Félix Patassé and Burkina Faso's Blaise Compaoré...


Whose army?

Its President Lansana Conté was criticised at home for making no mention of the conflict in his national day speech on 2 October although somewhere between 250 000 and a million Guineans live in Côte d'Ivoire...


Paranoid or what?

Compaoré has pragmatically distanced himself from his former ally but the frosty relations between Taylor and Guinea's President Lansana Conté have grown slightly warmer...


Rightist regime

So there will be a welcome if few favours for the African leaders who claim to be Chirac's friends notably Presidents Omar Bongo (Gabon) Gnassingbé Eyadéma (Togo) Lansana Conté (Guinea) Paul Biya (Cameroon) and Denis Sassou-Nguesso once lauded by Chirac as the man to hold Congo-Brazzaville together (AC Vol 42 No 25)...


Unstable

President Lansana Conté has used Guinea's regional position adjacent to the conflicts in Sierra Leone and Liberia to run a more energetic foreign policy...


Rebels without a plan

He is a Liberian Mandingo whose wife Ayesha became a spiritual advisor to President Lansana Conté after she foretold a 1996 coup attempt...


Heading for the door

On 27 February King Mohammed VI's discreet diplomats brought together Presidents Kabbah Liberia's Charles Taylor and Guinea's Lansana Conté (AC Vol 43 No 5) for talks which ended fairly cordially...


Money for mercs?

According to a leaked letter to the Security Minister Amadou Camara (signed by the State Prosecutor Mohamed Sylla and by President Lansana Conté's aide-de-camp Commandant Mamadouba Soumah) the government arranged after the trial that the witnesses should be resettled in Ireland; the plan failed when the 18 were detained in France...


New rebels, new danger

The LURD rebels have rear bases in the towns of Kissidougou Nzirikori and Macenta with support from President Lansana Conté of Guinea who wants to punish Taylor for backing the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and Guinean dissidents...


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