Guinea was identified as a mining country long time ago since quantity of gold coming from the Bouré region, near Siguiri, constituted the power and reputation of medieval Mandingue empire. For the Guinean people and those observing them, the real scandal is having so much resources and remaining among the poorest countries in the world with the HDI classification ranking Guinea to the 160 th place out of 175 countries, while its income per capita is below $500/year. This book provides information on the potential and the evolution of the Guinean mining sector.
Why do urban youth gangs protest against a political regime? And why do their protests occur right in the center of a capital city? Ambivalent rage investigates the world of youth gangs and politics in the West-African city of Conakry, Guinea. It sheds lights on how young men organize in gangs, how they perceive, confront and collaborate with the political elite and how his translate their precariousness into political instability.