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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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Shocks and ore bodies

Guinea claims BSGR bribed the late President Lansana Conté’s government to obtain the rights to half of the Simandou concession, which had previously belonged entirely to Rio Tinto...


Miners get bad reviews

The first casualty of the review is likely to be Beny Steinmetz Group Resources (BSGR), which claims to have secured mining rights to Blocks 1 and 2 at Simandou, for an undisclosed price, from the late President, General Lansana Conté, shortly before his death in December 2008...


Who's who in the Guinea loan saga

He has already said that the Beny Steinmetz Group Resources, Vale’s minority partner in the Simandou mine, ‘didn’t follow the law’ when it secured the asset under the late military leader, General Lansana Conté...


The Italian job

Guido Santullo grew rich on government business while his patron Lansana Conté was President of Guinea...


Condé looks East and West

Lansana Conté, Dadis Camara and Konaté) announced the transfer of exploration rights on blocks 1 and 2 at the vast Simandou iron-ore concession from Rio Tinto to Beny Steinmetz Group Resources...


The gamble for Simandou

However, President Lansana Conté, on his deathbed and surrounded by his wives and courtiers, authorised the retrocession of blocks 1 and 2...


Condé wants quick results

There are only two other big Chinese buildings in Conakry: the Palais du Peuple, the seat of parliament which was constructed during the rule of dictator Sékou Touré (1958-1984), and the headquarters of Radio Télévision Guinéenne (RTG-Conakry), completed under President Lansana Conté (1984-2008)...


Presidential guard fall out

The captive had been one of the late President Lansana Conté’s bodyguards, who then transferred his loyalty to Konaté, the General who presided over the transition to civilian rule...


Tough questions for Condé

Ahmed Kanté, recently appointed Minister-Counsellor for Mining Affairs, was a Mines Minister under President Lansana Conté, who died in December 2008...


Brazil’s natural allies

Vale is bidding for a 50% stake in the mine from Israeli entrepreneur Beny Steinmetz, himself the beneficiary of a deal signed by the late President Lansana Conté in December 2008...


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