Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso took advantage of his holiday in Turkey to meet Alpha Condé.
After the head of the ousted Alpha Conde's government, along with three other former ministers, was detained earlier this month to face charges of diverting state funds, his supporters got busy preparing his defence, putting together a crack legal team and trying to rally a bevvy of West African heads of state to his cause.
Ousted after the coup on 5 September, the minister of investments and public-private partnerships under ex-president Alpha Condé has just joined French oil major TotalEnergies and is also planning a new business in consulting.
Cardinal Robert Sarah has been very active in his native Guinea since he left the Vatican last year. He is imposing himself, via very public sermons and behind-the-scenes moves, as a key player in the transitional phase that is meant to lead to democracy after a coup in September last year.
Equipped with a brand new digital platform for processing foreign trade operations, the Guinean state intends to finally implement a rule that has been in place for several years requiring revenue from exports, especially gold, to be repatriated.
Who owns the Gulfstream IV plane that Alpha Condé, his personal doctor and two bodyguards boarded in the early afternoon of 17 January to travel from Conakry to Abu Dhabi?
The post of mines and geology minister, which involves overseeing Guinea's biggest economic sector, is highly coveted. With efforts currently under way to form a first post-coup government, it is attracting a lot of applicants.
Abdoulaye Magassouba has been reappointed as Minister of Mines and Geology in Alpha Condé's first third-term government. His dominant position as head of the sector which brings in the most revenues for the state often comes under challenge, however, from the ministry's all-powerful secretary general, Saadou Nimaga.