A rift has developed between Guinea’s military junta and the foreign mining companies operating in the West African country.
The junta says it is examining the activities of the companies as they seek to secure Guinea’s side of the mining agreements. Junta leader Mamady Doumbouya recently told several mining companies, including the Anglo-Australian giant Rio Tinto, to halt their work on one key iron ore site.
Economists have warned that too much meddling in the mining sector could have devastating repercussions for Guinea.
What do you make of Doumbouya’s actions?