Tibou Kamara

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Tibou Kamara is a Guinean politician and journalist.

Early life

Kamara began his career as a journalist. In 2003, he became the managing editor of the weekly newspaper L'Observateur . [1] From June 19, 2008, he was the Minister of Communication and New Information Technologies. [2] Previously, he was chairman of the National Council of Communication. In September 2021, Tibou Kamara was arrested at his home by armed and hooded men, according to one of his relatives. “They arrived around 1am. Without waiting, they started to break down the doors and took him to an unknown destination, ”said a relative of Tibou Kamara. [3]

Prior to his political career, he authored and published the book Lansana Conté in 1998. [4]

He is married to Miryam Soumah [5] and is the father of a daughter, Rayane and a son, Riad Yaya.

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References

  1. Alerte Médias, Afrique de L'Ouest. Media Foundation for West Africa. 2004. p. 133.
  2. "Exclusif-Tibou Kamara, ancien ministre d'État : " Alpha Condé doit partir en 2015 ou nous périssons "" (in French). Guinee News. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  3. "Guinée : ce que l'on sait de l'arrestation de Tibou Kamara, homme de confiance d'Alpha Condé" (in French). Jeune Afrique. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  4. "L'indispensable Tibou Kamara". JeuneAfrique.com (in French). 2010-09-17. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  5. "JAMMEH, CONDÉ ET LA FAMILLE SOUMAH - Une histoire inconnue du Grand Public à l'origine d'un deal international qui a échoué !". nrgui.com - Nouvelle République de Guinée (in French). Retrieved 2019-07-24.