Rabiatou Sérah Diallo

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Rabiatou Serah Diallo (born 31 December 1949, Mamou, Guinea[1]) is a Guinean trade unionist.[2] She is the secretary-general of the National Confederation of Guinean Workers (Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs de Guinée, CNTG).[2][3]

Diallo took a secretarial course at the Ecole des Cadres Techniques in Conakry from 1964 to 1966.[1][2] She worked as a government administrative assistant during the regime of Ahmed Sékou Touré from 1966 to 1979.[2] After completing special legal training at the Institut Polytechnique Gamal Abdel Nasser de Conkry (1975-1978),[2] she became successively "an intern at the Justice Ministry (1979-1980), court clerk at the Regional Tribunal of Conakry I (1980-1984), deputy presiding judge at the Children's Court (1984-1985), a magistrate at the Justice Ministry's Labor Tribunal (1997), and the officer in charge of women's rights at the Ministry of Women's and Children's Affairs (1997)."[2]

Her work as a labor unionist began early. In 1966, "she was elected to the labor unit of the Presidency of the Republic".[2] Diallo was the secretary-general of the District Workers Committee in Conakry from 1981 to 1984, a member of the Executive Committee of the Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs de Guinée (CNTG), and secretary-general of the CNTG, first elected in 2000.[4] From February 2010 to January 2014, she was the president of the National Transitional Council.[1][5] She has received numerous honors and prizes.[2]

In May 2006, Diallo returned to Guinea after a long absence. Kanfy Camara, who closely resembled her, was murdered shortly afterwards, an event which was viewed by the ICFTU as a botched attempt to kill Diallo.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Biography of Hadja Rabiatou Serah Diallo, President of the Economic and Social Council of Guinea". cesguinee.com. Economic and Social Council of the Republic of Guinea. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Camara, Mohamed Saliou; O'Toole, Thomas; Baker, Janice E. (2013-11-07). Historical Dictionary of Guinea. Scarecrow Press. pp. 114–115. ISBN 9780810879690. 
  3. ^ "RFI - Rabiatou Serah Diallo - Invité Afrique". Rfi.fr. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  4. ^ "Guinéenews© - Dernières nouvelles de la Guinée". Guineenews.org. Archived from the original on 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  5. ^ Steady, F. (19 December 2011). Women and Leadership in West Africa: Mothering the Nation and Humanizing the State. Springer. pp. 93–. ISBN 9781137010391. 
  6. ^ "ICFTU OnLine - June 12, 2006(3) - 21st Century Labor Union - IAMAW". Goiam.org. 2006-08-25. Archived from the original on 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2012-03-05.