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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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Who's who in the junta and beyond

He worked at the United Nations International Labour Organisation in the reign of the late President Ahmed Sékou Touré and was in the opposition under President Lansana Conté...


More contracts as the vote looms

Ignoring pleas from the Forum des Forces Vives a coalition of politicians trades union members and civil society groups to leave such agreements until after the elections Mining Minister Mahmoud Thiam has resurrected the moribund deal that was first discussed shortly before the death of President Lansana Conté in December 2008...

A source close to the dossier recounted the history of the deal: ‘On 18 December 2008 three days before the death of Lansana Conté Hyway signed a contract with the Guinea authorities...


And the winner is...the CIF

Thiam's mentor Ibrahima Kassory Fofana former Economy Minister under President Lansana Conté and once close friend of Diallo is now openly backing Alpha Condé...


More ore, more problems

It scooped up a 25-year lease for the Compagnie des Bauxites de Kindia in 2001 from the government of former President Lansana Conté...


The junta rewards new friends

That may be difficult but the Guinean courts are currently trying to strip RusAl of its ownership of the Friguia bauxite and alumina refinery at Fria: the military regime accuses the Russian company of having bought the refinery for a mere fraction of its value under former President Lansana Conté’s regime...


To catch a thief

The choice of Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaoré as chief mediator in Guinea's worsening crisis is curious given that the Burkinabé leader in league with Liberian warlord Charles Taylor had been plotting against the previous Guinean regime under Lieutenant General Lansana Conté: many of Conté's senior officers now serve Captain Moussa Dadis Camara's regime...


Camara's reality television

Conakry's drug-trafficking network Back in May Moussa Camara's unit arrested the son of the late President Lansana Conté Capt...

He had done likewise at the home of Asmaou Diallo Lansana Conté's third wife...

Doumbouya spent ten years in gaol after the 1996 mutiny against Lansana Conté and has since stayed clear of public life...


A popular putsch, so far

Camara's junta seized power within hours of the death of President Lansana Conté on 22 December...

Camara's coup was popular across the military ranks - junior officers infantry and armoured cops - who were alienated by the clique of generals and brigadiers that dominated the regime's patronage system in the final years of President Lansana Conté's rule...


The new men under fire

Barry was told of the impending coup as soon as President Lansana Conté's death became known...


Before and after the voting

It was General Lansana Conté’s demise in late December that plunged Guinea into the chaos of a military coup and international sanctions...

GUINEA: Camara and company muscle in Junior army officers led by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara quickly consolidated their power over Guinea’s crumbling state machinery after the demise of President Lansana Conté on 22 December...


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