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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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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...


One Conakry, two Lansanas

The army stands in the wings looking suspiciously at the government of the ailing President Lansana Conté while Conté looks suspiciously at his 'consensus' Prime Minister Lansana Kouyaté whom the soldiers suspect of ambitions to be the next president...


From war to peace

However their friend and collaborator Guinean Prime Minister Lansana Kouyaté starts the year in the middle of a political struggle between his President Lansana Conté and the country’s increasingly militant trades unionists...


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