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Guinea

Guinea

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

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Iron back on track

A mining rights sale linked to railways sets off an iron rush of sorts and promises to open up the sub-region

The granting of the much-coveted multi-billion-dollar Simandou South iron ore concession in Guinea to a Chinese-backed consortium promises to shake up regional mining industry dyna...


Dancing the third-term tango

Condé appears prepared to crush massive opposition in order to secure a third term of office, regardless of the dangers to society

The idea that President Alpha Condé would get the required two-thirds parliamentary majority to change the constitution to allow him to seek a third term has always been far-fetche...


Condé bids for third term

The President’s bid for a third term has hit top gear. Can a fractured opposition unite to deny him the constitutional changes he needs?

President Alpha Condé's campaign to change the constitution to get himself a third term has now reached full steam, as he exhorts his party's rank-and-file to 'prepare for b...


A surprise reunion

A unexpected deal ends a long-running dispute, allowing everyone to get back to the business of extracting iron ore

Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz has made a surprise re-entry into Guinea, after reaching an apparently amicable settlement in his lengthy dispute with the Guinean government ...


Turks in troubled waters

Another over-priced port contract comes under fire for political patronage and secrecy

The Port Autonome de Conakry (PAC), Guinea's principal sea port, is a strategic national asset, so the fact that it is now to be run by Turkey's Albayrak (Albayrak Turizm Seyahat I...


Adieu à Françafrique

The investigation of Vincent Bolloré highlights how the old business networks are losing influence in French former colonies

When the French billionaire industrialist Vincent Bolloré was placed under formal investigation by Paris prosecutors on suspicion of bribing foreign officials in Africa, commentato...


Conté's long shadow

Ibrahima Kassory Fofana is not merely Guinea's new prime minister. His appointment by President Alpha Condé marks a return of the cadre of politicians who came to prominence under ...


Nine angry men

During his inauguration in December 2015, President Alpha Condé was warned by Kéléfa Sall, the head of Guinea's Constitutional Court, to 'not fall for the sire...


Thiam verdict makes waves

After a six-day trial, former Mining Minister Mahmoud Thiam was convicted in a New York court on 3 May of laundering US$8.5 million in bribes relating to mining licence corruption ...


Sex, rebels and Paris trips

President Condé steams ahead in the opinion polls but dissent within his party is growing as local elections approach

The career of the governing party's youth leader came to an abrupt end in late February when the latest in a series of sex tapes which have been circulating in the capital went vir...


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