Alpha Condé

Alpha Condé
Alpha Condé 2014-10-09.jpg
President of Guinea
Assumed office
21 December 2010
Prime MinisterJean-Marie Doré
Mohamed Said Fofana
Mamady Youla
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana
Preceded bySékouba Konaté (Acting)
Chairperson of the African Union[1]
In office
30 January 2017 – 28 January 2018
Preceded byIdriss Déby
Succeeded byPaul Kagame
Personal details
Born(1938-03-04) 4 March 1938 (age 80)
Boké, Guinea
Political partyRally of the Guinean People
Spouse(s)Djene Kaba Condé
Alma materSciencesPo Paris, Pantheon-Sorbonne University

Alpha Condé (born 4 March 1938) is a Guinean politician who has been President of Guinea since December 2010. He spent decades in opposition to a succession of regimes in Guinea, unsuccessfully running against President Lansana Conté in the 1993 and 1998 presidential elections and leading the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG), an opposition party. Standing again in the 2010 presidential election, Condé was elected as President of Guinea in a second round of voting. When he took office that December, he became the first freely elected president in the country's history. Condé was reelected in 2015 with almost 58 percent of the vote.[3]

Upon his election in 2010, Conde claimed he would strengthen Guinea as a democracy and fight corruption in his country,[4] but he and his son have since been implicated in a number of corruption scandals mostly related to the mining industry,[5][6] and suspected of election rigging.[7]

On 30 January 2017, Condé succeeded Chad's Idriss Deby as head of the African Union.[8] He was later succeeded by Rwandan President Paul Kagame on 28 January 2018.[9]

Early life

Condé was born on 4 March 1938 in Boké in Lower Guinea. His parents were from Baro, a small town in Kouroussa Prefecture in the Kankan Region of Upper Guinea.[10] Condé is married to Djene Kaba Condé.[11] Condé has one son, Alpha Mohamed Condé.

Condé left for France at the age of 15. He was active in parallel within the National Union of Higher Education (SNESUP) and combined the functions of charge within the Association of Guinean students in France (AEGF), and within the Federation of Black African Students in France (FEANF), in which he was the Executive Coordinator of African National Groups (NG) from 1967 to 1975, overseeing the activities of the Directorate of FEANF.[citation needed]

Condé wrote a master's thesis in Political Science entitled, Le P.D.G. et le peuple de Guinée in 1965.[12]

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العربية: ألفا كوندي
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