Guinea’s mining problems drag on

We have been following the problems in Guinea for some time now; see our previous post here. A lack of transparency in how the richest bauxite mine in the world is managed attracts a lot of attention globally, it became more interesting when Tony Blair got involved  in advising the government of Guinea last year. The situation became, shall we say, further complicated when the last president of Guinea was killed in a suspicious plane crash recently.

Problems in Conakry  persist  as the new president, Condé works to reassign mining rights; rewriting the deals that the previous president made with companies like BSG Resources who bought the mine under value at $160 million. Tony Blair has been asked to intervene (again) because employees of BSGR have been imprisoned by Condé.  Can Tony make a difference and does he or Portland Communications still want to help BSGR?