When Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouya staged a military coup and detained Guinean President Alpha Condé on September 5, officials in Beijing were not pleased. The small West African country plays a crucial role in China’s...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 16, 2009
Paul Collier, director for the study of African economies at Oxford University, writes in the Independent: For the past few months Guinea has been ruled by a young army captain who led a successful coup. Not that you’d...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 16, 2009
The Times has more details about the controversial mining deal recently signed between Guinea’s pariah military regime and Beijing: China is preparing to throw the junta in Guinea a lifeline in the form of a...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 25, 2009
The New York Times reports from Guinea on its shifting relations with China: As global commodity prices have plummeted and several of China’s African partners have stumbled deeper into chaos, China has backed away from some of...
by Morgan Figuers | Jul 8, 2007
The Chinese government has offered Guinea, the Africa’s lead exporter of bauxite, a new dam and debt relief in exchange for access to Guinea’s mineral reserves. Negotiations are still being conducted. From Reuters: China has agreed to fund the construction of a $1 billion hydroelectric dam in mineral-rich Guinea and renovate a series of state […]
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