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Guinea

Guinea

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

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Dodgy dialogue

The UN-sponsored mediation between the bitterly opposed parties over elections proceeds in fits and starts, much like the mining situation

Saïd Djinnit, the Algerian United Nations Special Representative for West Africa, is just about keeping the political dialogue on track between the government, its supporters ...


Keeping Simandou on track

The key missing element in the Simandou project is not good will but a strong market for steel and finance to support the Trans-Guinea Railway

President Alpha Condé’s advisor and friend, the financier and philanthropist George Soros, hosted a meeting on 17 June to celebrate agreement that the development of t...


Condé takes on Steinmetz

The President claims mining interests lie behind the increasingly effective opposition campaign in Conakry

President Alpha Condé has escalated his government’s row with Geneva-based Beny Steinmetz Group Resources over the legitimacy of its stake in the Simandou iron ore mine.


The fight for Mount Simandou

Mining houses, politicians, lawyers and lobbyists have joined the battle for control of one of the richest iron-ore mines in the world

The latest round of courtroom battles in the West and arrests in Conakry have one certain result: that the plans to invest US$10 billion to produce iron ore from the giant Simandou...


Condé’s rainbow fades away

His election brought expectations of an end to impunity, corruption and poverty but support has leached away and now civil unrest is taking hold

Two years after President Alpha Condé came to office, the promise of a new era of accountability and transparency now lies in the ruins of police shootings, arson and ethnic violen...


Shocks and ore bodies

This year, President Alpha Condé has consistently attempted to reassure investors that major projects, especially in mining, will go ahead as planned. ‘We are doing our best to hel...


Torture in the dock

The trial of soldiers accused of attempting to assassinate President Alpha Condé is not going well for the prosecution. The principal defendant, an officer called Alpha Oumar Boffa...


Simandou setbacks

The Simandou project, which will develop Africa’s largest-ever iron-ore mine, has hit new trouble and Guinea looks for more help from Asia

On 15 March, Guinean President Alpha Condé sent a message of congratulations to China’s new leader, Xi Jinping. Apparently, the President had not yet fully digested the bad news de...


Miners get bad reviews

Beny Steinmetz Resource Group and Rusal are in the government’s sights as it prepares to publish its review of the major mining contracts

A review of Guinea’s biggest mining contracts due this month will raise new questions about the future of the US$10 billion Simandou iron-ore project. The report will also test the...


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