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Worker Strikes in Guinea Paint Dark Picture for Chinese Bauxite Operations

Worker Strikes in Guinea Paint Dark Picture for Chinese Bauxite Operations

A strike at CDM-China’s bauxite mine in Guinea’s Telimélé prefecture came to an end on April 16, after workers had laid down their tools six days prior in protest over poor living and working conditions. The Chinese company and the workers signed...

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Ghana Seeking Investors For Bauxite Extraction: President Akufo-Addo

An integrated aluminium industry is the goal of Ghana’s government, and the country’s president intends to achieve it with the help of private investors from around the globe. Such was the message from President Nana Akufo-Addo to Parliament late last week, promising a formal request for proposals will be distributed by the end of this […]

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 […]