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

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All to play for

The military organisers of the presidential election claim that they are neutral and that the candidates are evenly matched

Two politicians enter the second round of the presidential election, the most open contest since Guinea won Independence in 1958 – thanks mainly to the apparent lack of political a...

Expanding the contracts

Several mining companies took advantage of Guinea’s political transition to sign contracts in exchange for shining promises of future wealth. Both the candidates in the second roun...

A second, tougher round

Business ties, ethnic politics and elite intrigues will shape a close race in the run-off for the presidency

Former prime minister Cellou Dalein Diallo and long-time oppositionist Alpha Condé will battle it out in the second round of the presidential elections, due on 18 July. Political i...

Minister Thiam covers his bases

Mahmoud Thiam, the energetic mines minister and former senior staffer at Union de Banques Suisses, insists that his decisions over the past 18 months are not reversible – especiall...

High-stakes election

Over $10 billion of mining investment ride on the outcome of this election – and its military organisers are determined to maintain their influence

Eighteen months after the coup led by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, the military Conseil National pour la Démocratie et le Développement (CNDD) is keeping its promise of a president...

Mine not yours

Ahead of the 27 June elections (see Feature), the military regime has warned Rio Tinto to accept formally that it has lost two blocks of the giant Simandou iron ore concession – or...

Votes and the mining houses

A heavy crop of parties will contest next month’s election but the real contest is about controlling mineral rights

Of the 20-odd candidates running in the 27 June presidential election, two veterans stand out. They are Alpha Condé, the pugnacious leader of the Rassemblement du Peuple de Guinée ...

Promising contracts

Guinea’s interim government has seen through several big developments in the mineral sector, in spite of an agreement that no new deals be ratified until after June’s elections. In...

Beny’s railway coup

The colourful Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz has finalised two remarkable deals this year: he has sold 51% of his iron ore mining operations in Guinea to Brazil’s Vale for US$2...

The junta explains

The putschists use former Pentagon officials to polish their image

Blamed for the massacre of over 100 civilians last September, the junta in Conakry is trying to improve its image via a United States-based public relations company run by two form...

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