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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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Rio's grand suit

He started bribing Guinean officials but 'soon learned' that only the late President Lansana Conté could make the necessary decisions...


Beny fights on

On 9 April, the government published transcripts of telephone conversations between Mamadie Conté, ex-wife of the late President Lansana Conté, and Frédéric Cilins, a lobbyist for BSGR...


Condé tests Steinmetz

The licences for Blocks 1 and 2, now in dispute, were stripped from Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto and transferred to BSGR shortly before the death of Guinea's military leader, President Lansana Conté, in December 2008...


Condé's house clearance

President Alpha Condé’s 21 January reshuffle removed politicians left over from the days of General Lansana Conté, although Naby Youssouf Kiridi Bangoura remains Presidency Secretary General...


Troubled polls favour Condé

One of those thought lucky to have been elected is Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, a Finance Minister under the late President Lansana Conté whom local media have linked to the controversial transfer of the iron-ore concession to BSGR...


Condé takes on Steinmetz

Guinean officials are investigating how BSGR secured its stake in Simandou under the late President, General Lansana Conté, and have arrested some of the company's staff in Conakry...

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Cilins in April after Mamadie Conté, née Touré, the fourth and last wife of Lansana Conté, secretly recorded her conversations with him in her role as a 'cooperating witness' for the US government (AC Vol 54 No 9, The fight for Mount Simandou)...


The fight for Mount Simandou

New video The witness, the US prosecutors say, was Mamadie Conté née Touré, the fourth wife of the late President Lansana Conté...


Beny bites back

Meanwhile, Conakry accuses Steinmetz of bribing the government of the late Lansana Conté to obtain the rights to half of the giant Simandou iron-ore mine, which used to belong to Rio Tinto...


Condé’s rainbow fades away

Especially painful was the departure of Lansana Kouyaté, a Prime Minister under the late President Lansana Conté and the former second-in-command at the AAC...

Once the hardline Minister for Territorial Administration, Kiridi Bangoura was a prominent figure in Lansana Conté’s Parti de l’unité et du progrès and an implacable adversary of Condé...


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