Conakry and ECOWAS clash over Condé-era ministers
In a series of letters seen by Africa Intelligence, the ECOWAS Court of Justice and Guinean state lawyers go head-to-head over the detention of three senior figures who served under Alpha Condé. Among them is former prime minister Fofana, whose corruption trial is to begin on 20 March in Conakry.
The $500m stand-off developing over SimandouIron ore in Guinea
West Africa LNG Group set to sign gas terminal convention with Conakry
Negotiations between the Guinean state and the Texan company West Africa LNG Group over the construction of a vast terminal for the importation, processing and distribution of liquefied natural gas gathered speed at the beginning of March.
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Junta leader Doumbouya keeps close eye on flourishing state-owned Soguipami Free
The revenues of the company that manages the state's mining interests have increased significantly, particularly in the bauxite sector, and it is now directly selling some of the minerals it extracts, in particular to the Chinese.
ECOWAS tries to reboot dialogue between Conakry junta and opposition
The US embassy in Conakry last week hosted a delegation from Guinea opposition parties, including Union des Forces Démocratiques de Guinée (UFDG), l'Union des Forces Républicaines (UFR) and the RPG to try and restart dialogue with the junta.
From Dakar to Algiers, Belgrade's charm offensive in Africa
Serbia is conducting a charm offensive in African capitals in a bid to boost business and persuade them not to recognise Kosovo's independence. The operation is steered behind the scenes by a powerful Serbian businessman with deep links to Africa, working in concert with Belgrade's foreign minister Ivica Dacic.
Diallo and Touré ponder their junta strategy from Abidjan
The opposition politicians Cellou Dalein Diallo and Sydia Touré have had a discreet meeting in the Ivorian capital and are continuing to push for a dialogue to be held with the junta outside Guinea. But they also have to contend with the manoeuvring of ousted president Alpha Condé, who is currently based in Istanbul.
Ismael Bah plays middleman between junta and French senators
Straddling Conakry and Paris, the Franco-Guinean national has persuaded France's Senate to host a symposium on Guinea's transition. Supported by Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya's junta, he is banking on Prime Minister Bernard Goumou making an appearance at the event that is set to take place in March.
French investigators probe former African logistics giant Necotrans
French financial crimes prosecutors have been investigating Necotrans, a former champion of port logistics in Africa, for the past two years. Brothers Grégory and Emmanuel Quérel and their links with Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo are at the heart of the probe.