Guinea Coup Leaders Name Banker as Prime Minister

The leaders of Guinea's coup read a statement on state radio naming a civilian as prime minister.

They named Kabine Komara, a Guinean banker living in Egypt. Komara is a top official at the African Export-Import Bank. When unions demanded Guinea's late dictator name a prime minister of their choice nearly two years ago, Komara was one of three names they proposed.

The junta seized power a week ago and promised to name a civilian premier. The nomination indicates that the leaders are following through on key commitments.

Timeline: Guinea's History Since Independence.