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Guinea

Guinea

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

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Conakry gets its new class

Most of the 27 ministers in Guinea's new cabinet picked by junta leader Colonel Mamady Doumbouya are mostly youngish and mostly technocratic. Prime Minister Mohamed Béavogui...


Junta opens transition talks

Lt Col Doumbouya launches consultations as mining companies fret and fears grow of a new military era in the region

The country's latest military junta, led by former French legionnaire Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, promises it will form a national unity government , without specifying a ...


Sidelined legionnaire grabs the reins

Fights over military organisation and President Condé's tumbling legitimacy set the stage for Colonel Doumbouya's putsch

A decade after being sworn into office by judges in vermilion and ermine, President Alpha Condé of Guinea became the prisoner of an elite military unit that stormed the presidentia...

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Human rights, export rights

As iron ore prices rocket, mining companies in eastern Guinea face up to the fallout from a massacre, and battle over export licences

Mick 'the miner' Davis, one of the latest players to enter the scramble for Guinea's iron ore riches, is facing opposition from both local communities and the mining ministry in hi...


Mining tycoon's mercy flight

The first new Ebola case was a 51-year-old nurse from Gouécké, in the far south of Guinea, who fell ill on 18 January and died 10 days later. Her funeral spread the outbreak, which...


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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