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Guinea: President Refuses to Approve New Civil Code Legalizing Polygamy

(Jan. 28, 2019) On December 29, 2018, the Guinean Parliament adopted a new Civil Code to replace the one that Guinea has had since 1983. (Guinean Civil Code: Some Advances for Women, but Polygamy Legalized, RFI AFRIQUE (Dec. 31, 2018) (in French); NEW CIVIL CODE (DRAFT), Feb. 2016, Guinea Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC Guinée) website.) However, […]

Guinea: Mining Code Amended

(July 31, 2013) The transitional Parliament of Guinea (Conseil National de Transition, CNT) adopted Law L/2013/053/CNT on April 8, 2013, which amends the Mining Code, Law L/2011/006/CNT. The President promulgated the new Law on April 17, 2013, by Presidential Decree D/2013/075/PRG/SGG. (Amendments to the Guinean Mining Code, Norton Rose Fulbright website (June 2013); Albert Atangana, […]

Guinea: New Law on Mining in the Offing

(Apr. 28, 2011) On April 26, 2011, Reuters reported that the Government of the Republic of Guinea is gearing up to issue a new mining law (hereinafter the draft Code) which, among other things, seeks to substantially increase the government's stake in mining projects in the country, tighten application procedures for mining concessions, give tax […]

Guinea: Two New Laws Decriminalize Media Offenses, Set Up New Media Regulatory Body

(July 8, 2010) On June 28, 2010, it was reported that two new media laws have been published in Guinea's government gazette. One law decriminalizes press offenses; the other creates a new media regulatory agency. General Sékouba Konaté, the country's military leader, promulgated the two laws on June 22. A transitional commission comprising seven journalists […]