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VIDEO(FR) – Conde at US Institute of Peace, 7/28: Talks More About Himself Than the Issues and Steps Into Dicey Ethnic Territory

September 26, 2011

On July 29, 2011, President Obama met with four African presidents in the oval office: Alpha Conde of Guinea, Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast, Boni Yayi of Benin, and Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger.

The day before, the four presidents participated in a roundtable discussion sponsored by the US Institute of Peace. The following is a video of that discussion; it is 69 minutes long. It is in French with the exception of the introduction and questions posed by the moderator which are in English. You may hear English translation of the comments by the presidents in the background, but it is faint and almost impossible to hear.

Make sure you hang in there through the answer President Yayi provides to the first question. Yayi goes on at length and then the moderator starts to interrupt to bring it to a conclusion when Conde decides to jump in with “too long, too long.” If Conde will do this to the head of state of a sovereign country before an audience in the US, one can only imagine how he treats those of lesser stature. Yet, Conde remains consistent – arrogant and inappropriate.

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