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Guinea

Population: 12.72 mn.
GDP: $10.49 bn.
Debt: $1.49 bn.

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Steinmetz's empire unravels

The mining magnate is appealing his bribery conviction while a law suit in Paris could put his entire fortune in peril

The five-year jail sentence handed down to Beny Steinmetz by Geneva's Tribunal Correctionnel on 22 January will embolden former partners pursuing his sprawling business empire for ...


Steinmetz gets five years for bribery

Judge Alexandra Banna in Geneva says that 'Steinmetz was the main beneficiary' of a criminal operation to secure mining rights in Guinea. 'All important decisions were taken with his agreement'

A Geneva court sentenced mining magnate Beny Steinmetz to five years in prison on 22 January for bribery and money-laundering. The bribes were paid to obtain rights to mine the vas...

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EXCLUSIVE – Inside the Swiss charges against Steinmetz

As Beny Steinmetz awaits the judges' verdict, we probe the prosecution's accusations of money-laundering and grand corruption

It was dubbed the 'deal of the century' – an operation to obtain rights to the world's biggest iron ore deposit – but became a quagmire, sucking its protagonists into a corruption ...

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Condé’s iron resolve

Having won a controversial third term, President Alpha Condé is eyeing growing mineral riches

The long-delayed development of Guinea's headline-grabbing Simandou iron ore project has once again climbed to the top of President Alpha Condé's agenda, as he settles into ...


Condé shrugs off poll doubts

The incumbent's victory, contested by the opposition and questioned by the European Union, gives him more control of the state than ever

Whether his win with 59.49% of the votes in the 18 October elections was credible or not matters little to President Alpha Condé and his governing team. On 24 October, the C...


Condé goes it alone

The President gets the constitutional change he wants to enable a third and fourth term, and the crackdown on the opposition continues

President Alpha Condé got what he wanted: a 92% 'yes' vote in the constitutional referendum, which was held on 22 March alongside a long overdue legislative election which the oppo...


Forced delay

Late on 28 February, President Alpha Condé made an unexpected appearance on national television, admitting he had been pressured into delaying the double poll he had called for 1 M...


Terminal turbulence

Alpha Condé is keeping the nation in a state of suspense by refusing to confirm whether he is standing for a third term

In his New Year address to the nation, President Alpha Condé confirmed his plans to submit a new constitution to a popular referendum. But he again failed to answer the question up...


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