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Population: 13.53m
GDP: $10.49 bn.
Debt: $1.49 bn.

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Gunning down democracy

Condemned for massacring its own people, the junta negotiates an economic lifeline with China

More than 157 unarmed demonstrators were shot down on 28 September by soldiers using rifles, daggers, machetes and iron bars. It was a straightforward massacre. Those killed had b...

Camara's reality television

Conakry's military leader regularly berates drug traffickers and corrupt businesses on the state media but is extending his stay in office

Many Guineans like Captain Moussa Dadis Camara's tough talk on state television and his increasingly tough actions, such as the mass arrests of suspected drug traffickers. Yet the ...

A popular putsch, so far

The junta is purging the army, reviewing mining contracts and has been given just six months to organise elections

Guinea's new leader, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, faces formidable difficulties in holding together the junta as rival military factions circle in search of largesse and political ...

The new men under fire

Some of the Comité National pour le Développement et la Démocratie junta's appointments have been heavily criticised. Chief among these is military leader Moussa Dadis Camara's old...

Blood and money in the streets

China's business ties to the loathed Camara junta could quickly backfire

Beijing's Foreign Ministry officials are energetically distancing themselves from a US$7 billion minerals deal announced on 9 October by the increasingly isolated military regime...

The faces behind the funds

The business people, politicians and state officials behind the China International Fund (CIF) and China Sonangol International (CSI) entered the public eye in 2008 with the purc...

How the Sino-Angolan alliance works

The China International Fund (CIF) was born in the aftermath of Angola's civil war as the Luanda government embarked on Africa's costliest post-war reconstruction, fuelled by oil...

Contract confusion

The junta leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara's order that all mining licences are subject to immediate revocation if the government does not approve of their development plans ha...

Towards Mali

Last week's discovery of a consignment of weapons in a car en route to Mali raises yet more questions about corruption and divisions within Guinea's security forces. A team of gend...

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