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Vol 51 No 14

Published 9th July 2010


Guinea

Minister Thiam covers his bases

Mahmoud Thiam, the energetic mines minister and former senior staffer at Union de Banques Suisses, insists that his decisions over the past 18 months are not reversible – especially his move to strip western mining conglomerate Rio Tinto of its iron ore mining concessions and transfer them to a Brazilian- and Israeli-led consortium.

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