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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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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...


Rebels versus rebels

The LURD leadership includes Conakry-based Sekou Kone a Liberian Mandingo with personal ties to President Lansana Conté...


Constitutional Conté

Guineans believe President Lansana Conté is also eager to join the 'third term' club...


Precarious calm

On 3 June a beaming President Kabbah helicoptered up to his native Kambia to mark the new-found peace; on the same day he met Guinean President Lansana Conté among the ruins of Parmelap formerly a thriving town on the Guinea-Sierra Leone border...


How high the summit

Guinean security was not discussed: Presidents Lansana Conté Tejan Kabbah and Charles Taylor were not present...


The war moves north

At the same time President Lansana Conté is fast losing any popularity he might have had at the the rigged presidential election of December 1998: like Samuel Doe's regime in Liberia and successive juntas in Sierra Leone Conté's is an easy target for rebels...


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