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

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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...

Democratic moves after the exit of Dadis

The shooting of the former junta leader, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, has triggered his exile and fresh talks about elections this year

After hours of bitter negotiation in Burkina Faso, soldiers from the junta and their civilian counterparts have agreed on a plan that will bar all members of the ruling Conseil Nat...

Who's who in the junta and beyond

General Sékouba Konaté had tried to escape the corridors of power during the 2008 coup but destiny caught up with him a year later, following the December 2009 shooting of Captain ...

More contracts as the vote looms

Despite the impending transition to civil rule, the military regime has signed a mega-contract with the China Hyway Group for housing and roads

As political candidates and generals were locked in negotations about the second round of the presidential elections due by the end of October, interim President General Sékouba Ko...

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