Democratic Transition in Republic of Guinea Conakry and the African Standby Force
Thursday, November 13, 20144:00 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
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Sponsor(s): African Studies Center