Guinea junta appoints key ministers

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Guinea’s self-proclaimed president, Capt. Moussa Dadis Camara, on Tuesday appointed Kabinet Komara as Prime Minister, the ruling National Council for Democracy and Development (CNDD) said in a statement. CNDD, comprising military personnel and civilians, was formed after soldiers seized power in Conakry 23 December, a few hours after the death of President Lansana Conté from a protracted illness. Komara, an economist who is serving at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximb Bank) in Egypt, had been approached for the post in January and February 2007, following the labour unions’ general strike but late President Conté picked Lansana Kouyaté from a list of five personalities that was submitted to him. Last week-end, the leader of the junta appointed “temporarily” the CNDD First Vice-Chairman, Gen. Mamadouba Toto Camara, as minister for Security and Civil Protection; Lt.-Col. Sékouba Konaté as Defence Minister and Captain Kéléti Faro as Minister and Secretary General of the presidency.

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