Who will get control of the mineral wealth in Guinea?
The Jewish oligarch Oleg Deripaska, and the Chinese, are among those with interests in Guinea.
France's Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, who has a Jewish father, takes an interest in Guinea.
The CIA takes an interest in Guinea.
On 3 December 2009, there was an attempted assassination of Guinea's ruler, Moussa Dadis Camara.
(Guinea chief 'well' after surgery in Morocco )
Guinea's communications minister has accused the French secret service of "being complicit in the assassination attempt."
A suspect, Mohamed Camara, has been arrested while attempting to flee to Sierra Leone.
Mohamed Camara was in charge of security at the Koundara military camp where the president was shot in the head.
Guinea's leader is in hospital in Morocco, recovering from a gunshot wound which is said to have lodged a splinter of bone into his brain.
A doctor has said Camara could suffer mental impairments, especially memory loss. (Guinea accuses France of complicity in shooting )
John Helmer, on 28 October 2009, wrote "THE LUMUMBA REPLAY — RUSSIAN MYSTERY FIGURE ENTERS GUINEA NEGOTIATIONS TO SAVE RUSAL, THREATEN CAMARA"
According to John Helmer:
1. In 1961 Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba was assassinated.
Belgian officials, backed by the CIA and a White House assasination order, carried out the assassination.
There may be a similar situation now in Guinea.
2. Oleg Deripaska is the boss of a company called Rusal.
In October 2009, Victor Boyarkin, a close associate of Deripaska, was in Paris where he was introduced to Guinean Government officials.
Guinea supplies bauxite to Russian aluminium smelters.
In Guinea, Rusal operates the Kindia bauxite mine.
3. In 2006, Rusal bought the Friguia alumina refinery for $19 million.
That deal was revoked in September 2009 on the ground that it was corrupt.
The real value of the refinery is said to be at least $240 million more than Rusal paid.
Rusal’s mines, refinery, and the rail line, port, and power station linked to them, are, together, one of the largest employers in the country.
The Dian-Dian bauxite concession, for which Rusal has mining rights, but which it has yet to dig, is the largest bauxite deposit in Guinea, probably in the world.
4. Chinese interests are reportedly in the running to buy the Friguia refinery.
Boyarkin has asked the Camara government for a reversal of the court ruling revoking Rusal’s ownership of Friguia.
Boyarkin and Deripaska have been talking with the French about Rusal’s multi-billion dollar debts to French banks.
5. Sources reveal that the French bankers are unhappy with measures being taken by Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner.
Kouchner gave the order to close French schools in, and evacuate French nationals from, Guinea's capital, Conakry.
There is a suspicion in Paris that Kouchner is backing one of the Guinean opposition figures, Alpha Conde, head of the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG).
Conde and Kouchner have been friends since school days.
Kouchner has been attempting to rally international support for political sanctions, and possibly military intervention in Guinea.
There is a suspicion that Kouchner and Conde are plotting to depose Camara.
The banking sources say their interests in Guinea are threatened if they are seen in Guinea as backing Deripaska and Conde.
Captain Moussa Dadis Camara is head of the military junta that currently runs Guinea. (BBC Country profile: Guinea)
Reportedly, the junta is trying to crack down on the drugs trade.
Reportedly there are now Colombian paramilitary and secret service agents in neighbouring Sierra Leone. (Don't attack Guinea- Courrier des lecteurs)
Reportedly, certain people are trying to overthrow the Government of President Moussa Dadis Camara in Guinea.
Reportedly, three foreign nationals from the US , Cuba and Colombia, caught in a cocaine plane episode in Sierra Leone, are agents of the CIA, based in Miami. (Don't attack Guinea- Courrier des lecteurs)
The government banned a demonstration organised for 28 September 2009 in Conakry, the capital of Guinea.
But 'several political parties, trade unions and civic organisations' went ahead with the event.
Demonstrators set a police station and a police car ablaze
Riot police charged the protesters. (At least 58 killed in Guinea anti-junta protest)
In October 2009, some Guineans were on strike to remember the dozens of protesters 'killed by soldiers' during a rally on 28 September 2009.
Reportedly, Guinea has agreed a big mining and oil deal with China. (Guinea and China 'agree big deal')
Mines minister Mahmoud Thiam says a Chinese company will invest more than $7bn (£4.5bn) in infrastructure.
The company will be a "strategic partner" in all mining projects in Guinea.
If the junta is trying to crack down on the drugs trade, it will make some powerful enemies.Hillary Clinton has declared that the Guinean military junta "cannot remain in power." (Clinton Condemns Guinea Violence)
The leader of Guinea's new military government should be put on trial for crimes against humanity, the EU's development chief, Karel de Gucht, has told reporters. (Guinea ruler 'must face charges' )
The president of West Africa's economic bloc, Ecowas, has criticised the junta.
There are 'widespread calls' for the junta leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara to step down.
The Chinese firm that intends to invest in Guinea is said to be the Hong Kong registered China International Fund.
Reportedly the firm will help build ports, railway lines, power plants and low-cost housing.
Guinea is thought to have the world's largest reserves of the aluminium ore, bauxite.
Captain Moussa Dadis Camara is Guinea's popular new leader.
Dadis took power in a bloodless coup after the previous ruler, Lansana Conté, died in December 2008.
Lansana Conte had been put into power in 1984 by a Western/CIA backed military coup. (Captain Moussa Dadis Camara and the future of Guinea-Conaky)
Under Lansana Conte, there were continuing problems of poverty, unemployment, tribalism, interrupted electricity supply, lack of clean drinking water, lack of decent health centres and schools, and lack of decent roads. (Captain Moussa Dadis Camara and the future of Guinea-Conaky)
Guinea. Cette photo a été prise par Michel Tendil
Now things have changed.
Dadis personally interviews alleged drug dealers and corrupt politicians from the previous regime, live on television.
Ousmane Conté, a son of the previous president, was seen on TV confessing that he had been part of a drug-smuggling ring.
Several former ministers and a prime minister have agreed to give back money that went missing when they were in power.
Dadis is very popular in Guinea, but may not be popular with the CIA or the drugs barons.