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Reuters India (blog)Guinea to vote in first free polls since 1958The Hindu... repressively for 26 years and his sudden death in 1984 was quickly followed by a coup which led to 24 years of military rule by General Lansana Conte. ...A force for democracy in GuineaAljazeera.netTime for changeBBC NewsGuinea's first free election held after Army ruleThe Associated PressAfrique en LigueÂ -Reuters AfricaÂ -Mail & Guardian Onlineall 443 news articlesÂ Â»
11000 Guinea-Conakry immigrants go to poll Sunday in LuandaAngolaPressGuinea-Conakry became independent from France in 1958 and was ruled by late presidents Sekou Toure for 26 years and Lansana Conte (24).and moreÂ Â»
As Guinea prepares for its first presidential election since independence from France more than half a century ago, the West African nation's security forces are being called on to hep democracy rather than supress it. Dadis Camara, an army captain, seized power following the death of Lansana Conte, the country's president, in December 2008. Less than a year later his troops crushed an opposition rally, killing more than 150 civilians. But now a 16000-strong gendarmerie and police force has been formed to supervise the elections that it is hoped will lead to a stable civilian government. Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from the capital, Conakry. June 26, 2010
Daily MonitorHow big is Uganda's drug problem?Daily MonitorIn Guinea, Captain Ousmane Conte, the son of the late dictator Lansana Conte admitted on national television last year to being part of a cocaine ...
International Business TimesRio Tinto May Face Guinea Threat to â€śObey or Leaveâ€ťBusinessWeekFormer President Lansana Conte had awarded projects with favorable terms in the 1990s when â€śno one wanted to come here,â€ť Thiam said. ...Guinea Says 'Arrogant' Rio Must Respect ObligationsBusinessWeekall 49 news articlesÂ Â»
Konate may become Guinean heroNews24The son of a Lebanese mother, Konate's father died in 1982 and he was famously taken under the wing of career soldier Lansana Conte who would seize power ...and moreÂ Â»
Smugglers' lairBBC NewsIn 2009, a few months after the death of Guinea's President Lansana Conte, laboratories and precursor chemicals used to make ecstasy were found in the ...Why West Africa cannot break its drug habitBBC Newsall 5 news articlesÂ Â»
AFPLate Guinean president's son is no drug kingpin: lawyerAFPCONAKRY â€” A lawyer for the eldest son of Guinea's late president Lansana Conte on Friday denied that Ousmane Conte was a drug kingpin after the United ...and moreÂ Â»
AFPUS Treasury Freezes Assets of African 'Drug Kingpins'Voice of AmericaPhoto: AP The United States has imposed sanctions on the son of the late Guinean president, Lansana Conte, and a man from Mozambique after they were ...US designates son of former Guinea president as kingpinAFPMozambican denies US drug chargesNews24all 135 news articlesÂ Â»
US names former Guinea dictator's son drug kingpinThe Associated PressConte was arrested in February 2009 by the military junta that seized power following the death of his father, Lansana Conte. ...and moreÂ Â»
FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in GuineaReutersThe Guinean army stepped into the power vacuum left when President Lansana Conte died in December 2008 after more than two decades of rule, ...and moreÂ Â»
'President General' Conte's death turns new page for GuineaFrance24The death of Guinea's longtime president Lansana Conte (pictured) at 74 has thrown this resource-rich West African nation of 10 million into turmoil. ...
AFPRights group urges Guinea to go ahead with electionsAFPMilitary rule was imposed on Guinea within hours of the death of long-time ruler general Lansana Conte in 2008. General Sekouba Konate has led Guinea since ...and moreÂ Â»
BHP 'nod' for $5.6b Guinea projectSydney Morning HeraldThe death of the former president Lansana Conte in December 2008 triggered a military coup. Captain Moussa Dadis Camara was named the president of the junta ...Global Alumina optimistic on BHP Guinea projectBusiness SpectatorGreen light tip for BHP's $5.6b Guinea projectSydney Morning Heraldall 11 news articlesÂ Â»
Upheaval in cartels' 'narco state'UPI.comIn Guinea, Guinea-Bissau's southern neighbor, one of the drug barons' alleged allies there was Ousmane Conte, son of the late dictator, President Lansana ...and moreÂ Â»
AFPGuinea arrests allies of ex-junta chief: sourceAFP... has been mired in a political crisis sparked by a military coup led by Camara in December 2008 a week after the death of President Lansana Conte. ...and moreÂ Â»
China joins imperialists in Guinea pressure playAsia Times OnlineThe former president [Lansana Conte, who died in December 2008], who had issued it, rescinded the concession decree and Rio's Simandou titles reverted to ...
AFPGuinea leader visits France, but ministers denied visasAFP... gained independence from France in 1958, and the coup that brought Camara to power occurred within hours of the death of longtime ruler Lansana Conte. ...and moreÂ Â»
Guinea's assizes open in ConakryAfrique en Ligue... which will try alleged drug traffickers Mamady Kallo and Saturnin Bangoura, who is also the brother-in-law of the late President Lansana Conte. ...Guinean Lawyers Call for Improvements to Justice SystemVoice of Americaall 2 news articlesÂ Â»
Times LIVEAlmost $ 27million raised for Guinea voteTimes LIVESince the death of the last dictator, Lansana Conte, in December 2008, the country has been engulfed in turmoil. Capt. Moussa "Dadis" Camara, who seized ...Press Conference by New UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for GuineaReliefWeb (press release)all 13 news articlesÂ Â»
Military must stay out of politicsThe Bostwana Gazette23 December 2008, army Captain Moussa Dadis Camara of Guinea swiftly took power unconstitutionally following the death of a brutal dictator, Lansana Conte. ...
Liberia: Indictment Sparks Fear Amongst the Like-MindedAllAfrica.com... of Guinea's Lansana Conte since his country is a direct victim of the terror from Monrovia) is on record for questioning nor condemning the barbarism. ...
Experts Scrutinize US Role in African SecurityVoice of AmericaWhen former coup leader turned long-time president Lansana Conte died in late-2008, a soldier took over in a coup, before barely surviving an assassination ...and moreÂ Â»
Entrepreneurs wrap themselves in red flagSydney Morning HeraldBenny Steinmetz's Guinea connections survived the death in December 2008 of the president, Lansana Conte (he was close to Conte's fourth wife) but they were ...and moreÂ Â»
Rio, Chinalco in $13bn Guinea ore talksSydney Morning HeraldBut Guinea is beset by political uncertainty after the December 2008 death of President Lansana Conte and the non-fatal shooting of his replacement, ...
Guinea Interim Military Leader Will Not Run in June ElectionsVoice of AmericaGuinea people don't like military man in power now after Lansana Conte, Moussa Dadis Camara, and now Sekouba Konate,â€ť he said. Balde said the June elections ...and moreÂ Â»
AFP23 associates of Camara's would-be killer jailed in GuineaAFPCaptain Dadis Camara who took power in Guinea in December 2008 a week after the death of President Lansana Conte, survived the assassination attempt by his ...and moreÂ Â»
AU calls for change of voting rules before Guinea electionsAfrique en LigueThe CNDD (National Council for the Defence of Democracy) seized power after the death of Guinea's long-serving President Lansana Conte in December 2008. ...and moreÂ Â»
Press TVGuinea sets date for first democratic voteAFPMilitary rule was imposed on the resource-rich west African nation within hours of the death of long-time ruler general Lansana Conte in 2008. ...UPDATE 1-Guinea to hold presidential poll on June 27Reuters IndiaGuinea sets presidential poll dateAljazeera.netGuinea sets presidential election datePress TVall 85 news articlesÂ Â»
A Welcome Committment To DemocracyVoice of AmericaThe people of Guinea have been through much over the last year, since the death of former President Lansana Conte in December 2008 and the military coup ...
Reuters South AfricaGuinea releases former minister accused of graftReuters South AfricaKante, mines minister under former president Lansana Conte in the world's top bauxite producer, had been detained in March 2009 by the then-ruling military ...and moreÂ Â»
A Guinean court has charged a second son of the late President Lansana Conte with drug trafficking. Moussa Conte and his three alleged associates deny importing machines for the manufacture of narcotics, saying they were for processing bio-fuels. The
China is proving an important trade partner for the west African nation of Guinea. While Guinea's military rulers are facing sanctions from the African Union and others in the international community, China's recently committed to a $7bn mining and oil exploration deal. Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege, reporting from the mining town of Sangaredi, says Chinese investment in bauxite mining - which accounts for 95 per cent of Guinea's total economy - has come to the aid of an industry threatened by EU sanctions. The sanctions include bans on travel and the freezing of assets held outside Guinea by the military leaders, who seized power in a coup after the death of Lansana Conte, the president, last December. They were imposed after troops opened fire on September 28 at a rally in a stadium, in the capital, Conakry, where protesters were urging Moussa Dadis Camara, the country's military leader, not to stand in presidential elections planned for January.
Conakry - The eldest son of late Guinean president Lansana Conte was put in jail on Tuesday pending a trial on charges of cocaine trafficking, police sources said.
Ousmane Conte, whose father died in December after leading the west African nation with
Comments With Dr. James Haney Presents*Narco States in West Africa, with Dr. lmadu, Part 2 In neighboring Guinea(Conakry) as soon as the long time President Lansana Conte died,(he ran the country for 24 years) the army seized power and immediately instituted an inquiry into the activities of the former president and his acolytes. The result was dramatic and revealed what most Guineans have suspected for long-the family of the President and key government officials were directly involved in the receipt and shipments of cocaine President's son, Ousmane Conte confessed on television that he was directly involved in the drug business. Not only was the Presidential guard used to secure the cargo,but the first lady's private residence and the President's VIP salon at the airport was also used to store and secure the drugs. The President's son further admitted that he was paid $300000 for the first shipment he secured. Subsequently, the intelligence chief, the President's brother in law, the head of the anti-drug unit and the police chief have all confessed to be involved. The police chief who earned less than $500.00 a month, was building a university before the army takeover. It is not surprising that in 2006, Guinea was rated the most corrupt state in the world by Transparency International. Previously, Nigeria and Bangladesh held the title.
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The eldest son of the former President of Guinea, Lansana Conte, has confessed to drugs trafficking on state TV.
Ousmane Conte was arrested this week on drug trafficking charges by the junta
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CONAKRY, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Guinea's security forces have detained the son and brother-in-law of late President Lansana Conte in a drug-smuggling investigation, police and security officials said on Tuesday.
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REPORT: Guineans expect a brighter future since the military coup that followed the recent death of Guinea president Lansana Conte, in power since 1984. FRANCE 24's reporters in Conakry's 'Bagadad' neighborhood measure the coup's impact.
Tens of thousands of people gathered Friday, December 26th in Guinea's capital for the funeral of the country's late dictator, President Lansana Conte. Mr. Conte died last Monday following a lengthy illness. His death triggered a coup by military leaders who are now in control of the West African country. voa's Chris Simkins has more on the story.
The leader of a coup in Guinea and several thousand soldiers paraded through the capital Wednesday as cheering crowds screamed "long live the president!" Renegade army Capt. Moussa Camara said his group would hold power until elections in two years.
2 jours aprĂ¨s la mort de Lansana ContĂ©, le CNDD Ă sa tete Le Capitaine Moussa Dadis Camara devient le new Pdt de la RĂ©p de GuinĂ©e
les 50 ans de la GuinĂ©e, lansana contĂ© s'adresse Ă la nation
Le sĂ©nĂ©gal, pays frĂ¨re de la GuinĂ©e, adresse ses condolĂ©ances les plus attristĂ©es (que l'ame du feu pdt Lansana contĂ© rĂ©pose en paix). Abdoulaye wade soucieux de la GuinĂ©e
3 avril 84 _ 22 Dec 2008, 24 ans au pouvoir, lansana contĂ© est dĂ©cĂ©dĂ© Ă l'age de 74 ans
suite au dĂ©cĂ¨s du prĂ©sident Lansana ContĂ©, le peuple malien adresse ses condolĂ©ances les plus attristĂ©es Ă tout le peuple de GuinĂ©e et Ă la famille du feu L ContĂ©
...mourned the strongman whose death has thrown the African nation into political turmoil. The leader of the coup that followed Lansana Conte's death Monday had vowed to hold a "grandiose funeral." Conte took power in a 1984 military coup after his predecessor's...
Petite rĂ©trospective de la prise du pouvoir par l'armĂ©e en 1984. A L'Ă©poque Le CMRN Ă©tait accueilli en HĂ©ros, mais en 2008, cet idĂ©e est froidement accueilli voir redoutĂ©!
Le prĂ©sident guinĂ©en, confrontĂ© Ă une tentative de rĂ©bellion en fĂ©vrier 1996. Â« Ceux qui veulent prendre le pouvoir ne l'ont pas encore. Je ne vous dirai pas oĂą je me trouve. Je suis en lieu sĂ»r, dans la capitale. Â»
...good health. Rukmini Callimachi contributed to this report from Dakar, Senegal. CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) - Guinea President Lansana Conte, who had ruled the West African nation with an iron hand since seizing power in a coup nearly a quarter century ago, has...