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Contract Workers At Ghana Bauxite Mining Company Threaten Walkout Over Poor Work Conditions

Contract Workers At Ghana Bauxite Mining Company Threaten Walkout Over Poor Work Conditions

Labor unrest threatens production at Ghana Bauxite Mining Company Limited, as contract employees pledged to walk off the job unless and until working conditions improve at the site. Per labor spokesperson Issahaku Yakabu, management at the plant is not paying into the...

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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 […]

Construction at UAE’s Guinea Mine Achieves 75 Percent Completion

UAE aluminium smelter Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced late last week that construction at its bauxite mining project in Guinea has achieved 75 percent completion. The US$1.4-billion project, which is being built by EGA’s subsidiary Guinea Alumina Corporation, represents the largest greenfield investment in Guinea in 40 years. Employing 3,000 workers, the project is […]