Does Brexit spell bad news for diamond traders?
The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union (EU) could have a direct effect on diamond producers in Africa. While [...]
When he came to power on December 21 2010, President Alpha Condé promised a "new era". Two years on, it has become clear that management of the country's mineral resources is more than ever under his personal control. From the Sekhoutoureya Palace in Conakry, Alpha Condé exercises direct control of mineral resources via a number of carefully constructed networks. Mining Insiders Guinea describes [...]
The largely private investigation ordered by Guinean President Alpha Conde into corruption in the country's mining sector has led to a bitter stand-off between consultants working for the government and those defending the companies that are being probed. It has [...]