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Guinea coup spells trouble for miners

An apparent military coup in Guinea over the weekend spells bad news for miners active in the West African country, with contract renegotiation or expropriation a possibility, according to risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft.

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The port of Conakry in Guinea

A group of unnamed soldiers appeared on Guinea national TV on Sunday, claiming to have seized power from 83-year old president Alpha Condé, the BBC reported.