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Vol 2 (AAC) No 4

Published 1st February 2009


Gabon

Iron in the soul

After renegotiating for better terms in the Bélinga iron ore deal and drops in commodity prices, parties in Beijing are no longer as keen on the deal

Having won a dangerous game of brinkmanship, President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba is trying to re-excite China's interest in the Bélinga iron ore project. Since the end of last year, China's multibillion dollar iron ore project has been facing testing times on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

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