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Ghana And Guinea Mulling Partnership On Bauxite Mining Development

Ghana And Guinea Mulling Partnership On Bauxite Mining Development

Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said on Tuesday that his government is in talks with the Guinean government to establish a bilateral agreement to develop each country’s bauxite sector. The announcement was made in the wake of a meeting between Bawumia...

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South32 To Shed 500 Jobs At Hillside Aluminium Smelter In South Africa

In a bid to restructure operations and reduce costs, Australian metals miner South32 Limited announced earlier this week the laying off of around 500 workers at its Hillside aluminium smelter in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. According to the trade union Solidarity, South32 has begun the process with the government for shedding jobs at the plant, which […]

South32’s Profit Rises By 35 Percent In FY 19-20’s Front Half

Australian metals miner South32 Limited released results for the first half of FY 2018-19 on Thursday, turning in production numbers essentially level with previous periods but respectable growth in financial returns. In the fiscal year’s first half the firm reported revenue of US$3,811 million, up by 9 percent on the year from last year’s total […]

Nigeria To Restart Operations At ALSCON After Ten-Year Hiatus

Nigeria is reentering the aluminium game with the reopening of a domestic smelting firm that has been idle for a decade. Yesterday local media reported that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will soon reinaugurate the idled Aluminum Smelting Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), allowing it to begin aluminium production once more. On Sunday, Nigeria’s Director General of […]

EGA Train Delivers First Guinean Bauxite Ore Shipment To The Coast

UAE aluminium smelter Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced yesterday the departure of the first train loaded with bauxite from subsidiary Guinea Alumina Corporation’s mine and its safe arrival to port facilities on the coast. The milestone three-hour, 55-mile journey consisted of 80 railcars loaded with 6,800 metric tons of raw bauxite ore. The ore […]