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Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 23:24 GMT 00:24 UK
Guinea's leader names government
Guinea's President Lansana Conte - file photo
President Conte won a third term in 2003 elections despite poor health
Guinea's president has named a new government, a month after appointing a consensus prime minister to end a series of crippling strikes.

Lansana Conte's decree was announced in a television broadcast to the West African nation.

It came after consultations with Prime Minister Lansana Kouyate.

More 100 people were killed during a seven-week period of unrest earlier this year in the country. Most were shot by Guinea's security forces.

A broadcast by Mr Kouyate accompanied President Conte's decree.

"I have formed a government team which the president has seen fit to accept, and which will immediately tackle the problems we face," it said.

The prime minister said that tackling high unemployment was his government's priority.




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