Democratic Transition in Republic of Guinea Conakry and the African Standby Force

Thursday, November 13, 2014
4:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095

General Sekouba Konate is the High Representative of the African Union for the Operationalization of the African Standby Force (ASF). Appointed by Jean Ping, Chair of the Commission of the African Union (AU), in December 2010, General Konate is responsible for strategic planning and management of AU Peace Support Operations.

In 2008, General Konate was appointed Guinea’s Minister of Defense and Second Vice President of the National Council for Democracy and Development (CNDD) following the death of General Lansana Conte, President of the Republic of Guinea. As President of the Transition, General Konate served a vital role in returning the country to constitutional order and the first free and open presidential election in June 2010.

General Konate proudly served in the Guinean army by commanding the Autonomous Airborne Troops. His exceptional leadership skills were developed in his officer training at the Meknes Royal Academy in Morocco and continued his education at the Montpellier Infantry School and the Pau Airborne Troops School in France, and the War College in China. General Konate also served in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) peacekeeping operation in Sierra Leone.

Driven by a strong sense of responsibility to the people of Guinea, General Sekouba Konate continues to strive for peace, security, upholding the rule of law and transparency of government.

Cost : Free and open to the public

UCLA African Studies Center310-825-3686

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center

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