This investigation probes the middleman behind Guinea's Simandou corruption case and shows that the past always catches up with you. Former mining minister, Mahmoud Thiam, says he sought to end the resource curse in Guinea but now the deals he brokered are under investigation by five nations. This is the story about a quintessential middleman, a once-indispensable part of business in developing African countries. But increasing international pressure has brought new transparency to the natural resource sector and business deals in developing countries are now subject to new scrutiny. Thiam's story shows that what happens in Africa no longer stays in Africa.