Lansana Conté

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Lansana Conté
Lansana Conté 27 July 2001-1 (cropped).jpg
Conté in 2001
2nd President of Guinea
In office
5 April 1984 – 22 December 2008
Prime MinisterDiarra Traoré
Sidya Touré
Lamine Sidimé
François Lonseny Fall
Cellou Dalein Diallo
Eugène Camara
Lansana Kouyaté
Ahmed Tidiane Souaré
Preceded byLouis Lansana Beavogui (Acting)
Succeeded byMoussa Dadis Camara
Personal details
Born(1934-11-30)30 November 1934
Dubréka, French Guinea
Died22 December 2008(2008-12-22) (aged 74)
Conakry, Guinea
Resting placeLansanaya
Political partyPUP
Spouse(s)Hadja Kadiatou Seth Conté [1]
Military service
Branch/serviceFrench Army
Guinean Army
Years of service France 1955–1958
 Guinea 1958–1991
RankGeneral

Lansana Conté (30 November 1934[2] – 22 December 2008[3]) was a Guinean politician and military official. He was the second President of Guinea, from 3 April 1984 until his death on 22 December 2008. Conté came to power in the 1984 Guinean coup d'état.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Guinea's strongman feels the heat", BBC News, 22 January 2007
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Guinea's long-time military leader Conte dies", AFP, 23 December 2008.