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

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Iron ore, jaw-jaw

A tempting iron ore deposit on the Liberian border triggers fierce rivalries, national and international

The shock must have been great when mining giant Rio Tinto was told on 4 August that it had just lost its greatest potential asset, the gigantic Simandou iron ore concession. The ...

Once more the President's man

A consensus premier is fired and the old guard’s man gets the job

He was supposed to be a consensus Prime Minister but he did not last long. Lansana Kouyaté, appointed in February 2007, after bloodshed and strikes had almost toppled President Lan...

King Bauxite

Known as the Bauxite King, Victor Dahdaleh is at the centre of a US case in which the Gulf State of Bahrain accuses him and the US company Alcoa of running a conspiracy involving...

One Conakry, two Lansanas

Rivalries between the President and his Prime Minister are exacerbating discontent within the trade unions and the military

The army stands in the wings, looking suspiciously at the government of the ailing President Lansana Conté, while Conté looks suspiciously at his 'consensus' Prime Mi...

Ordinary rendition

A diplomatic storm is brewing as Mozambican police crack down on West Africans they accuse of being illegal miners. The formal tone of a letter from the Mozambican High Commission ...

Dam payment

President Conté's ministers are the latest African team to negotiate a massive minerals-for-infrastructure countertrade deal

Officials from Guinea’s Ministry of Mines are due in Beijing to negotiate a US$21 billion countertrade deal to swap bauxite and iron ore concessions for investments in dams, roads,...

The troops see red

As soldiers riot and elections are postponed, even the African Union tells Conté it is time to go

Gunfire in the night was only the start of it. After a relatively calm April, discontent has spread again. Soldiers have continued sporadic shooting to warn President Lansana Cont&...

Under new management

President Lansana Conté clings on, but with a new government and his power diluted

The appointment of Lansana Kouyaté as Prime Minister could be a turning point in Guinea's long crisis, or an attempt to shore up a crumbling dyke. Kouyaté's nominatio...

Trade union truce

The political truce which greeted President Lansana Conté's appointment of Lansana Kouyaté as Prime Minister will be short-lived unless there is a speedy transfer of ...

Conté goes another round

The appointment of a presidential ally as new prime minister has worsened the confrontation on the streets

More than 60 deaths during the January general strike failed to soften President Lansana Conté who is embroiled in another - perhaps terminal - round of confrontation with h...

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