Monday, July 20, 2015
Outlook for the mining sector in Guinea.
Ahead of presidential polls in October and amid predictions that the economy will contract by 0.3% this year, President Alpha Conde is prioritising mining sector reform. Through greater state participation, he hopes to secure local development benefits. However, the sector remains frustrated by inadequate infrastructure, low commodity prices and investor unease, recently exacerbated by the Ebola crisis.