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

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A new battle to control the mines

The collapse of an opaque scheme to set up a multi-billion dollar national mining company prompts recriminations in Conakry and South Africa

The Guinean government’s decision this week to shut down a bid by South African businessmen who wield high-level political connections, to run its national mining company follows g...

The Italian job

A favourite of the old regime risks losing his property fortune under the new one

Guido Santullo grew rich on government business while his patron Lansana Conté was President of Guinea. Now, the government has requisitioned his property complex and he threatens ...

Condé looks East and West

Rivalries among conglomerates – Western and Chinese – intensify as the President looks for development funds

Multinational corporations and anti-corruption activists are jockeying for influence in Conakry as President Alpha Condé talks to the China Development Bank about finance for a US$...

The gamble for Simandou

Brazilian mining conglomerate Vale is keeping its operations under close review, after threatening to sell its investments in Guinea last month. After tough talks with its minority partner and President Alpha Condé’s government, Vale has for now pulled back from the brink. Yet it still has grave misgivings about the terms and conditions of a project in which it may have to invest as much as US$10 billion for a stake in one of the world’s richest iron-ore mines.

The financial firm JP Morgan estimates that Simandou’s Vale-controlled blocks can produce 50 mn. tonnes of ore annually by 2020. That compares favourably with the output of South ...

Condé’s great giveaway

A government partner is handing over major stakes in the Simandou contracts to Chinese state-owned firms

Despite support from groups like George Soros’s Open Society Institute, President Alpha Condé’s government persists in striking troublesome mining deals. The government and the Afr...

Condé wants quick results

Five-year plans, inspired and financed by China, are winning support in Conakry as pressure mounts on the government

Officials from the China Development Bank (CDB) are offering to finance a substantial part of the Conakry government’s US$8.6 billion overhaul of mining and industrial infratructur...

Condé talks to rivals

Regional diplomacy has dampened down another political confrontation as the President tries to relaunch the mineral-rich economy

The parliamentary elections due on 29 December have been postponed until early next year following a meeting between President Alpha Condé and opposition leaders on 15 November und...

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