Guinea appointed prime minister of transition

Former UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) executive Mohamed Béavogui has been appointed as Guinea’s prime minister of transition.

As reported by local newspapers, his appointment was made official yesterday by a decree of the president of the transition, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, read at the opening of the news on national television (RTG).

Béavogui, 68, the son of a diplomat, was born in Porédaka in the Mamou region. He was previously general manager of African Risk Capacity (Arc), an African institution charged with mutualizing the risks of natural disasters. He has been regularly mentioned as a possible prime minister since 2007 during the Lansana Conté presidency.

He holds a degree in mechanical construction and mining machinery from the Leningrad Polytechnic and a diploma from the Kennedy School of Governance of Harvard University in the United States.

Beavogui is in charge of forming the transitional government and will submit the government roadmap action plan to the transition president for approval under the terms of the Transition Charter.

The Guinean media point out how, through this appointment, the junta offers itself the possibility of dialogue with the international community.

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