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Guinea

Guinea

Population: 12.39 mn.
GDP: $8.2 bn.
Debt: $1.37 bn.

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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...


Compromise in Conakry

Protests organised by teachers' unions on 20 February left eight people dead and more than 50 injured, said reports from Conakry. The protesters' demands for salary increases were ...


Electoral test for Condé

February's local elections will gauge Condé's popularity. The economy will stay in the doldrums

Guinea will finally hold its local elections in February, almost seven years late. It is the first major test of the governing coalition of President Alpha Condé since his relative...


Rio quits Simandou

Rio Tinto has finally called time on Simandou, one of the world's largest untapped iron ore deposits, by signing a non-binding agreement with its partner, the Aluminium Corporation...


Feds grab middleman

The arrest of Samuel Mebiame by the US Department of Justice on 16 August is causing sleepless nights in Guinea, Chad and Niger. Son of the former Gabonese premiere Léon Meb...


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