Moussa Diakité

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Moussa Diakité
Personal details
Died 4 July 1985
Guinea
Nationality Guinean

Moussa Diakité (192? - 4 July 1985)[1] was a Guinean politician during the presidency of Ahmed Sékou Touré. He was a member of the national Politburo.[2] His wife, Tata Keïta, was half sister of the President's wife Andrée, and his son married the eldest daughter of Ismael Touré, the president's brother.[3]

In March 1952 Diakité ran for election in Kankan on the RDA platform, while Sékou Touré ran for the forest region. Both men lost.[4] After Touré became first President of Guinea after independence in 1958, Diakite held a number of cabinet posts, serving as minister of banking, security and internal affairs, finance and housing.[5] As Minister-Governor of the Bank of the Republic of Guinea in 1962 he was involved in negotiations with the United States of America over guarantees for foreign investors.[6] He became a member of the tight-knit group of close relatives who supported President Sékou Touré and who became the primary beneficiaries of the regime.[7]

He was a member of the Commission of Inquiry at Camp Boiro, where he conducted the secret investigation followed by the execution of Diallo Telli in 1972.[2] In May 1972, as Minister of the Interior and Security and member of the National Politbureau he was among leaders who welcomed Fidel Castro of Cuba on his visit to Guinea.[8] Diakite was arrested on 3 April 1984, one week after Touré's death.[5] He was executed after the attempted coup by Diarra Traoré on 4 July 1985.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile of Moussa Diakité
  2. ^ a b c "Moussa Diakite (192? -1985)". CampBoiro.org. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  3. ^ Mohamed Selhami (1985). "Sékou Touré: Ce qu'il fut. Ce qu'il a fait. Ce qu'il faut défaire". Editions Jeune Afrique. Collection Plus. Paris. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  4. ^ Elizabeth Schmidt (2007). Cold War and decolonization in Guinea, 1946-1958. Ohio University Press. p. 63. ISBN 0-8214-1764-9. 
  5. ^ a b "The Early Banknotes of Guinée (Guinea-Conakry): Independence to 1972". International Bank Note Society. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  6. ^ "Exchange of notes constituting an agreement relating to the guaranty of private investments" (PDF). United Nations. 9 May 1962. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  7. ^ Roy Richard Grinker; Stephen C. Lubkemann; Christopher B. Steiner (2010). Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in Culture, History and Representation. John Wiley and Sons. p. 635. ISBN 1-4051-9060-4. 
  8. ^ "Conakry Radio Broadcasts Castro Visit Communique". Banboseshango. 8 May 1972. Retrieved 2010-11-27.