Africa

Citic Dicastal Opens Second Moroccan Aluminium Alloy Wheel Plant In Kenitra

Citic Dicastal Opens Second Moroccan Aluminium Alloy Wheel Plant In Kenitra

The People’s Republic of China’s aluminium alloy wheel producer Citic Dicastal commissioned a €350-million manufacturing plant in Northern Morocco last week. The plant’s opening was the second this year by Citic Dicastal in as many years in the North African country. The...

Events

Bauxite Operations Back To Normal In Guinea After Deadly Political Protests

Normal operations have resumed at bauxite mines in Guinea after several days of unrest that led to slowed production, as sources in country told Reuters that locals initiated violent protests against a move by the president to extend his term in office. Conakry and several other northern cities were the site of such protests, which […]

Ghana Bauxite Authority Urged By Domestic NGOs To Seek ASI Certification

A domestic NGO is urging the Ghanaian aluminium authority to pursue certification by the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) in order to ensure that its efforts at extracting and marketing its wealth of bauxite ore is done in a safe and responsible manner. Abu Karimu, director of Settle Ghana, urged the Ghana Integrated Bauxite and Aluminium […]

EGA Ships First Bauxite From Guinea Mines

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced yesterday the first exports of bauxite ore from its mines in the West African state of Guinea under the auspices of Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC). Per EGA, the commencement of bauxite ore shipments marks the beginning of the company’s status as an integrated aluminium major. The opening of this […]

Lindian Secures Funding For Drilling At Gaoual Bauxite Project In Guinea

Australian mineral exploration firm Lindian Resources Limited announced last week the successful funding of bauxite drilling operations in Guinea via a A$1.3 million stock placement. Per the firm, the placement consisted of the sale of 81.25 million fully-paid ordinary shares that were marketed primarily to professional and sophisticated investors. A 1:1 option will also be […]

Global Aluminium Production Falls To 5.25 Million Metric Tons In June

Global aluminium production fell in June, as the worldwide total of smelted primary aluminium last month came to 5.25 million metric tons according to numbers released by the International Aluminum Institute on Monday. Per the Institute’s numbers, June’s production was down on the month by 180 thousand metric tons on the month and 80 thousand […]