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Guinea

Lansana Conté

Date of Birth: 30/11/1934
Place of Birth: Dubréka, French Guinea (now Guinea)
Died: 22/12/2008


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High-stakes election

Touré’s successor, General Lansana Conté, was from the minority Soussou people (15% of the population) and he gave Peulh some economic privileges, which angered the Malinké...

Kiridi Bangoura, a former Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, has discreetly backed Condé, as have other senior survivors of the late Lansana Conté’s regime...


Votes and the mining houses

They are Alpha Condé, the pugnacious leader of the Rassemblement du Peuple de Guinée (RPG), and Cellou Dalein Diallo, President of the Union des Forces Démocratiques de Guinée (UFDG) and Prime Minister under the late General Lansana Conté...


Beny’s railway coup

Steinmetz, who was awarded Blocks 1 and 2 in the dying days of the regime of General Lansana Conté, hung on to the rights through the brief regime of Captain Moussa Dadis Camara and into the interim regime of Brigadier Gen...


The junta explains

He accused Taylor of being behind an attempted assassination of Guinea’s President, Lansana Conté, whose death in December 2008 paved the way for the CNDD to seize power...


Democratic moves after the exit of Dadis

One of Doré's main tasks will be overseeing the setting-up of a credible election monitoring body and the updating and improvement of electoral registers which have been manipulated under the long years of Lansana Conté's rule...


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...


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