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Guinea

Guinea

Population: 12.0 mn.
GDP: $6.77 bn.
Debt: $1.20 bn.

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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...


It's fine by the AU

The man who was Guinea's Acting President before the 2010 elections that brought Alpha Condé to office, General Sékouba Konaté, has kept an important African Union job despite bei...


Condé follows regional lead

The president hopes an appeal to 'the people' will allow him to change the constitution so he can stand for a third term

Eight months into his second term, President Alpha Condé is barely concealing his desire for a third term even if this means overturning the 2010 Constitution, which was born from...


Sable's rich seam of bribes

A mining company sought to open doors throughout West Africa with bribes, a huge leak of internal emails shows

Senior politicians in the governments of Guinea and Liberia took bribes from the publicly quoted British company Sable Mining Africa Limited to facilitate access to valuable mining...

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Stop-go Simandou

The President is trying to keep up hope for the massive iron mine even though its value has been written down by $1 billion

Guinea's recently re-elected President Alpha Condé has adopted a conciliatory tone towards mining company Rio Tinto over its sluggish development of the Simandou iron-ore mine, des...


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