Captain Moussa Dadis Camara was born 1 January 1964 in the remote town of Koulé, Nzérékoré Prefecture, in the Guinée Forestière region of southeastern Guinea, near the border with Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia.
He is an ex-officer of the Guinean army who served as the third President of the Republic of Guinea’s National Council for Democracy and Development (Conseil National de la Démocratie et du Développement, CNDD), which seized power in a military coup d’état on 23 December 2008 after the death of long-time President and dictator Lansana Conté.
Born 1 January 1964, Camara is a Roman Catholic Christian convert from the Muslim faith. He speaks five languages: French, Kpelle, Susu, Maninka and German.
He has been out of office since the assassination attempt on him on 3 December 2009.
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