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Alpha Condé
Альфа Конде 2017.jpg
Condé in 2017
4th President of Guinea
In office
21 December 2010 – 5 September 2021
Prime Minister Jean-Marie Doré
Mohamed Said Fofana
Mamady Youla
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana
Preceded by Sékouba Konaté (acting)
Succeeded by Mamady Doumbouya (interim)
15th Chairperson of the African Union
In office
30 January 2017 – 28 January 2018
Preceded by Idriss Déby
Succeeded by Paul Kagame
Personal details
Born (1938-03-04) 4 March 1938 (age 85)
Boké, French Guinea (now Guinea)
Political party Rally of the Guinean People
Spouse(s) Djene Kaba
Education Sciences Po
Pantheon-Sorbonne University

Alpha Condé (N'Ko: ߊߟߑߝߊ߫ ߞߐ߲ߘߍ߫; born 4 March 1938) is a Guinean politician who served as the fourth president of Guinea from 2010 to 2021.

Condé 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 president in a second round of voting. Upon his election, he said he would strengthen Guinea as a democracy and fight corruption.

When Condé took office in December 2010, he became the first freely elected president in the country's history. He was reelected in 2015 with about 58% of the vote, and again in 2020 with 59.5% after a constitutional referendum which allowed Condé to "reset" his term limit and seek two more terms. The move had been controversial and sparked massive protests before and after the referendum, which were brutally repressed. Condé's critics have claimed there was fraud in the 2015 and 2020 elections. On 30 January 2017, Condé succeeded Chad's Idriss Déby as head of the African Union. He was succeeded by Rwandan President Paul Kagame on 28 January 2018. On 5 September 2021, the Guinea Armed Forces arrested Condé and overthrew him.

Early life

Condé was born on 4 March 1938 in Boke in Lower Guinea. His parents were from Burkina Faso.

Condé left for France at the age of 15. He was active in the National Union of Higher Education (SNESUP), the Association of Guinean Students in France (AEGF), and the Federation of Black African Students in France (FEANF), of which he was claimed to be the Executive Coordinator of African National Groups (GN) from 1967 to 1975, overseeing the activities of the Directorate of FEANF.

Condé claimed to have written a master's thesis in political science, Le P.D.G. et le peuple de Guinée, in 1965.

Awards and decorations

National honours

  •  Guinea:
    • National Order of Merit - Grand Cross (Guinea).png Grand Cross with Collar of the National Order of Merit

Foreign honours

  •  Namibia:
    • Order of the Most Ancient Welwitschia Mirabilis BAR.png Grand Commander of the Order of the Most Ancient Welwitschia mirabilis (9 May 2019)
  •  Russia:
    • Orden of Friendship.png Recipient of the Order of Friendship (28 September 2017)

Personal life

Condé is a Muslim. He is married to Djene Kaba Condé. Condé has one son, Alpha Mohamed Condé.

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