The Queensway Syndicate and the Africa Trade

The Economist investigates the China International Fund, a shadowy Hong Kong-based syndicate accused of a range of misdeeds. These include corruption, profiteering with African natural resources while breaking the terms of...

Is China’s Guinea Deal for Real?

Foreign Policy digs out more details about the controversial deal allegedly signed between China and Guinea after troops in Guinea opened fire on non-violent protesters: As the international community threatened sanctions,...

Analysts Question $7B China-Guinea Mining Deal

The AP has more on reactions to Guinea’s announcement of a major mining deal with China, just as the military government is being shunned by the rest of the world for the killing of unarmed protesters: “There’s...

Guinea Boasts of Deal With Chinese Company

The New York Times reports: Guinea’s military government, facing international sanctions and heavy strictures over a mass killing of unarmed demonstrators, is highlighting a recent agreement with a Chinese company that could...

As Chinese Investments in Africa Drop, Hope Sinks

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...

China to Fund $1 bln Hydro Dam in Guinea – Saliou Samb

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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