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Mining: Rio Tinto says still lacks funding for huge Guinean iron ore project

Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques. Photo©Via Rio TintoRio Tinto's CEO said on Wednesday there was no progress for now on finding infrastructure financing for the massive Simandou iron ore project in Guinea even after more than 200 meetings with possible backers.

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Cote d'Ivoire to begin construction of two power plants by 2017, supply Guinea and Sierra Leone

Photo©Charlie Riedel/AP/SIPAIvory Coast will start building a gas-fired power station near its commercial capital Abidjan later this year with work on a second plant due to start by 2017 at the latest, a government official said on Thursday.

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Mining: Rio Tinto submits feasibility study for Guinea's giant iron ore deposit

Photo©ReutersAnglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has submitted feasibility studies to the Guinean government for its massive Simandou project, considered the world's biggest untapped iron ore deposit.

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Mining: Rio Tinto submits feasibility study for Simandou project in Guinea

Simandou site. Photo©Rio TintoAnglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto said on Monday it had submitted feasibility studies to the Guinea government for its massive Simandou iron ore project, considered the world's biggest untapped iron ore deposit.

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Growth: After the crash, the fightback

Image©Francesca Capellini for TARSierra Leone, which earns 85% of its foreign exchange from mineral exports, has been devastated; economies as big as South Africa's and Nigeria's are also struggling. Now, leaders and activists are trying more nationalist tactics against the resource curse.

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Climate change: Scientists say time is running out to protect Africa's food supply

Photo©ReutersWithout action to help farmers adjust to changing climate conditions, it will become impossible to grow some staple food crops in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, with maize, beans and bananas most at risk, researchers said on Monday.

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Women lead the charge in post-Ebola Guinea

Djakagbe Kaba, head of the women's organisation AGACFEM. Photo©Ruth McdowellA women's cooperative saw its work almost reduced to ashes after years of work as the Ebola outbreak ravaged the West African country of Guinea, but the women would have the last say.

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Mining: End of the supercycle

Photo©Charles O’rear/COrbisMany commodity prices have dropped since 2014 and companies are scrambling to deal with the aftermath and plot a path to long-term growth in African mining projects.

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Guinea miner Alufer to produce 5 million tonnes of bauxite in 2017

Guinea-focused bauxite miner Alufer will produce 5 million tonnes of bauxite in 2017, the mines minister said on Monday, potentially boosting Guinea's output by more than a quarter.

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Health: New malaria threats call for extra vigilance

As Guinea entered the final countdown to be classed Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in late 2015, scientists were already warning of new threats to the continent's fragile healthcare systems.

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French tycoon Xavier Niel buys stake in Guinea bauxite miner

Xavier Niel is one of France's richest men. Photo©ReutersFrench telecoms tycoon Xavier Niel's NJJ Capital has acquired a minority stake in Alliance Miniere Responsable (AMR), a Paris-based company developing bauxite reserves in Guinea, AMR said on Wednesday.

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13 die in Guinea gold mine collapse

File Photo©ReutersAt least 13 people died when an old gold mine they were working in collapsed in eastern Guinea, a local official said on Monday.

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Guinea Country Profile 2015: Ebola casts a long shadow

altThe 2014 Ebola epidemic started in Guinea and is the single most important factor in the country's political and economic future.

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Democracy: Vote and vote again but forget the term limits

altBack in January, 2015 was being hyped as the year of African elections – not because of any great democratic dispensation but because of the neatness of the five in 2015 coinciding with the end of one term of office or another.

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Battling the bottom feeders

European, South Korean and Russian fishing vessels have been pillaging West African fish stocks for decades.

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The Promises and Perils of Democracy in Africa

Eva M. Clayton. Photo©livingstongroupdc.comThe Obama Administration along with other American leadership, especially my former colleagues of the Congressional Black Caucus, have a duty to the birthplace of humanity, writes Eva M. Clayton, former representative of the U.S. House of Representatives for the state of North Carolina.

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Guinea-Conakry: SMB-WAP begins bauxite exports

Photo©ReutersGuinea-Conakry's government says a Guinean-Chinese consortium, SMB-WAP, started exporting bauxite from the west African country at the beginning of the week.

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Health: Test shows new Liberian Ebola case similar to earlier virus

Photo©ReutersTests on the Ebola virus that claimed Liberia's first victim since it was declared Ebola-free in May showed it was closely related to an earlier Liberian strain, the World Health Organization and a health official said on Friday.

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Former Guinea military ruler, Dadis Camara indicted over stadium massacre

Photo©ReutersFormer Guinea military leader Moussa Dadis Camara has been indicted over a 2009 massacre where soldiers allegedly killed over 157 people at a stadium in the capital Conakry.

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A Marshall plan for healthcare post-Ebola

Photo©ReutersBillions of dollars are required to save depleted healthcare systems in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Ebola's most affected countries, as they lobby for funding for hospital infrastructure.

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