Rewild, the Hollywood star's conservation charity, sent a delegation to Guinea after an invitation from Winning Consortium Simandou, which is involved in a giant iron ore project there. The charity says it has no contractual relationship with the group, but may provide independent advice on the project's ecological impact in the coming months.
Tax authority director general Mory Camara and his staff have sent out a number of letters to the mining companies in recent weeks, ordering them to pay their dues quickly.
The Anglo-Australian giant Rio Tinto and Winning Consortium Simandou are finally seeking to coordinate their respective projects at the Simandou iron ore site. These discussions have been made possible by Winning International's newly ascendant position within WCS and a change in the personnel leading the discussions.
The creation of Beijing's new iron ore purchasing arm, China Mineral Resources Group, led by Baowu Steel executives, is likely to entail changes for Chinese state firms involved in the two consortiums that own the colossal Guinean deposit.
Moussa Magassouba, appointed head of the Guinean Ministry of Mines and Geology after the September 2021 coup, coordinates the beating heart of Guinean economy. However, he has been subject to frequent criticism from both civil society organisations and members of the government.