The military leader of Guinea has announced that senior international civil servant Mohamed Beavogui will serve as prime minister in a government that is transitioning the West African nation to civilian rule after last month’s coup.
Mr Beavogui, 68, is an expert in agricultural finance. He is related to Diallo Tellia – a former Guinean diplomat who served as the first secretary-general of the Organisation of African Unity, news agencies report.
His appointment was announced on Wednesday in a decree read on public television.
The leader of the coup Col Mamady Doumbouya was last Friday sworn in as the interim president.
He is barred from contesting future elections under plans to restore civilian rule. He promised to organise free, credible and transparent elections but did not say when.
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