Rioting started on Saturday following President Lansana Conte's appointment of a close ally from his Cabinet as prime minister. The move angered many who said he side-stepped a power-sharing agreement by naming a confidant.Lansana Conte, who seized power in a 1984 coup, named Eugene Camara, a Cabinet member since 1997, to the prime minister post on Friday. Camara served most recently as minister for presidential affairs.Read Full Story
President Lansana Conte declared a state of emergency in Guinea today, announcing in a broadcast on state radio and television he had ordered the army to "take all necessary measures" to restore order after three days of violent protests.Read Full Story
President Lansana Conte is the head of state for Guinea. Research and learn about Guinea at this community portal.