Africa

Ghana President Akufo-Addo Pledges Government’s Commitment to Developing Bauxite Reserves

Ghana President Akufo-Addo Pledges Government’s Commitment to Developing Bauxite Reserves

Ghanaian president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reiterated his government’s commitment to making the most of his country’s native bauxite ore resources. In a speech before the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce in Accra on Saturday Akufo-Addo revealed his plans for bringing Ghana’s...

Events

Public Business Minister Urges Haste for Egypt Aluminum’s Expansion Plans

Egypt’s Minister of the Public Business Sector Asharaf El Sharkawy called upon state-owned Egypt Aluminum to slash the time the firm plans to take prior to launch its planned development project once feasibility studies have been completed. Per a report released by the Ministry of Public Business Sector earlier this week, plans are in the […]

Drop in Guinea’s Expected Economic Growth Blamed on Deadly Bauxite Riots

Riots this summer in Guinea’s Boké region sent ripples through the African nation’s economy, as the country’s budget minister blamed the unrest on the loss of nearly a full percentage point of forecast economic growth next year. According to comments by Budget Minister Mohamed Lamine Doumbouya, the government lowered its growth forecast from 6.7 percent […]

Rusal’s Restart of Operations at Guinea’s Dian-Dian Bauxite Mine Imminent

Russian Federation aluminium behemoth UC Rusal told domestic media yesterday that plans are in the works to commission the 3-million-metric-ton-per-annum Dian-Dian bauxite mine in the African country of Guinea by next spring. Yakov Itskov, Rusal’s alumina business director, told Russian News Agency TASS that work at the bauxite mine was well underway at present. “We […]

Bauxite Operations in Guinea Return to Normal After Last Week’s Deadly Riots

According to in-country sources, a fragile truce has been negotiated in the Boké region of Guinea, allowing the country’s bauxite operations to return to normal operations while a definitive agreement is hammered out. The truce marks the first period of peace in the area in over a week, giving bauxite miners a break from over […]

Unrest Halts Bauxite Operations in Guinean Port City Kamsar

Rioting has again taken hold of the Guinean port city of Kamsar, blocking roads and rails and disrupting bauxite mining operations. State agencies and Companie Bauxite de Guinee (CBG) officials confirmed the reports, saying that the unrest has caused the company’s bauxite operations to grind to a halt on Tuesday. According to reports, protesters barricaded […]