Louis Lansana Beavogui Guinea Politician



Louis Lansana Beavogui (28 December 1923 – 19 August 1984) was a Guinean politician. He was Prime Minister from 1972 to 1984 and was briefly interim President in 1984. Beavogui, a member of the Toma ethnic group, was born in Macenta, located in southern Guinea, and he was trained in the Senegalese city of Dakar to become a medic. He was elected as Mayor of Kissidougou when he was 31 years old, and he was elected to the National Assembly of France in January 1956 as one of three deputies representing French Guinea. Under President Ahmed Sékou Touré, Beavogui was appointed to the government as Minister of Economic Affairs and Planning when Guinea gained its independence in 1958, and he was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1961. After the Guinean government allowed Kwame Nkrumah, the ousted President of Ghana, to live in exile in Guinea, the authorities in Ghana detained Beavogui at the airport in Accra while he was on his way to Ethiopia for a conference of the Organization of African Unity in October 1966. He remained Foreign Minister until May 1969, when he was moved back to his position as Minister of economic Affairs. At the end of the Ninth Congress of the ruling Democratic Party of Guinea (PDG) on 25 April 1972, President Touré said that Beavogui would become Prime Minister; that position had not previously existed.[2] Beavogui served as Prime Minister from 26 April 1972 to 3 April 1984.

Louis Lansana Beavogui, né en 1923 et mort le 19 août 1984, est un homme politique guinéen. Il fut notamment premier ministre du 26 avril 1972 au 27 mars 1984, date à partir de laquelle il assura l'intérim de la présidence de la République, suite à la mort de Ahmed Sékou Touré. L'intérim fut de courte durée, puisque le 3 avril 1984, il fut déposé par un coup d'État, dirigé par Lansana Conté.

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