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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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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...


Contract confusion

Wang Wenfu, President of Chinalco Overseas Holdings, says that Guinea's late President Lansana Conté had offered the entire Simandou iron ore mine, which it had previously awarded to Rio Tinto and in which Rio had already invested $600 million...


The new Conakry order

' Rio may find Chinalco's added muscle useful in the coming negotiations; last year, the ailing President Lansana Conté awarded part of the Simandou concession to the Israeli diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz, which undermined Rio's position...


Iron ore, jaw-jaw

We hear the head of Rio's iron ore division, Sam Walsh, asked President Lansana Conté personally whether he knew what had been signed in his name...


Once more the President's man

Lansana Kouyaté, appointed in February 2007, after bloodshed and strikes had almost toppled President Lansana Conté, was fired on 20 May...


It's the price that counts

In Guinea, the government is planning to buy back-up supplies of basic staples like rice; food protests pressured President Lansana Conté to change his government in 2007...


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