Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Request a Demo


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Guinea Army Chief Among 11 People Killed in Plane Crash

Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Guinea’s army chief of staff, General Souleymane Diallo Kelefa, was among 11 people killed when a military plane crashed today in neighboring Liberia, according to an e-mailed statement from the presidency.

Six members of a delegation heading to Liberia and five crew members were killed in the crash at about 7:30 a.m. President Alpha Conde declared three days of national mourning, his office said.

Conde and the government give “their sincere condolences to the bereaved families, the national army and the people of Guinea,” according to the statement.

The officials were travelling to Liberia to mark that country’s Armed Forces Day, the Associated Press reported, citing Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown.

Conde named General Namory Traore, deputy army chief of staff, as interim military head, according to separate statement form his office.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ougna Camara in Conakry via Accra at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Emily Bowers at

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.