Guinea: top businessman becomes honorary president

News From Guinea and Friends of Guinea reports, “Mamadou Sylla, Guinea's richest business patron, was named as the new honorary president of the ruling PUP party.
Sylla is a close ally of the head of state Gen. Lansana Conté and is often referred to as ‘the ruling party's banker.’ Last year, he was subject to a serious corruption investigation and was engaged in open warfare with Conté's then-right hand man Fodé Bangoura. Sylla was arrested during the course of the investigation until Conté went in person to jail to free him.”

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