Could Guinea’s junta sink China’s plans to wean itself off Australian iron ore?

When Guinea’s military toppled president Alpha Condé in a coup on September 5, it assured mining companies that they would be allowed to continue their activities.The military junta promised that “existing regulations, contracts and investments will be respected”.But then last week the junta suspended operations at the Simandou iron ore project, one of the largest undeveloped iron ore deposits in the world.The project has been hit by delays due to years of disputes over ownership and slow…


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