What will China’s bauxite mining deal mean for Guinea’s environment?

What will China’s bauxite mining deal mean for Guinea’s environment?

“The cooperation project not only created jobs for young people but brings business opportunities to Guineans,” chirped Kassory Fofana, Minister of State at the Chinese President’s office, as the first cargo ship containing 170,000 tons of bauxite arrived at China’s Yantai Port from Boke Port, Guinea. In March 2015, China’s…

Mohamed Toure

Mohamed Toure is a Malian writer and researcher currently living in Addis Ababa.

People sit inside a local restaurant displaying posters for Guinea’s incumbent President Alpha Conde, in Conakry, Guinea, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, Guinea President Alpha Conde is far ahead of his closest competitor in his bid for re-election and could garner enough support to avoid a runoff, according to preliminary results available Saturday.  (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)

Guinea: President Alpha Conde wins second term

Guinea’s President, Alpha Conde, has won the absolute majority in the first round of elections and is now set to serve his second five-year-term. The announcement that Conde had won the October 11 poll was made on Saturday declaring that he had taken nearly 58 per cent of the vote….

A man casts his vote during presidential elections in the Bambeto neighbourhood of Conakry, Guinea, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Guinea's president and main opposition candidate called for calm Sunday when they voted in the country's presidential election, after days of electoral clashes. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)

Guinea elections go ahead

Guinea’s elections are still continuing amid questions into boycotting the polls and violence in the lead up. Clashes in the capital, Conakry, have continued since Thursday killing at least two people and injuring around 20, reported Deutsche Welle (DW). These presidential elections are to be the second democratic vote the…