Guinea junta names new mines minister

Simandou holds over two billion tonnes of iron ore reserves and some of the highest grades in the industry (Image courtesy of Rio Tinto Simandou)..

Guinea’s junta named a new mines minister on Wednesday, state television said, citing a decree that showed the role was given to Bouna Sylla, former head of the state company that managed infrastructure projects on the giant Simandou iron ore project.

(By Saliou Samb and Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Chris Reese)


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