Published on 29 August 2011

How Conde is overhauling the mining sector

How Conde is overhauling the mining sector

Sworn in as Guinea's president late last year, the former political dissident, Alpha Conde, has made "re-founding the Guinean nation" the leitmotif of his presidency. In the mining sector, that has meant setting out to change mining legislation and giving the government a majority stake in the businesses of each company. For their part, the mining groups are finding it hard to make contact with the new Guinean leader and to air their grievances. But with solid backing within Guinean society Conde knows he can count on his many connections to support his stance.

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