Guinea President Mamady Doumbouya

The political dimension to Simandou as Guinea waits on its promised democratic transition

Issue 493 - 22 Oct 2023 - By Marc Howard | 4 minute read

For Interim President Mamady Doumbouya, progress on the Simandou iron ore megaproject may show his transitional regime is capable of effective governance in Guinea, as he courts a range of international leaders –  as the colonel underlined by his attendance in New York at the late September United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) – and tries to control the calendar for political transition.

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