November 7, 2012 6:16 pm

The scramble for Guinea’s minerals

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Interactive: The FT explains why Guinea is still poor despite its mineral wealth

Guinea, a former French colony in west Africa, is rich in minerals including bauxite and iron ore. Mining houses, tycoons and strongmen have been fighting over these natural resources for decades.

A government committee has reignited the controversy surrounding the multibillion-dollar tussle for the country’s mineral wealth as the authorities scrutinise mining deals struck under former dictatorships.

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