Africa

Guinea’s Bel Air Bauxite Mine Makes First Ore Shipment

Guinea’s Bel Air Bauxite Mine Makes First Ore Shipment

Guinea’s Bel Air bauxite mine is complete and its first shipment to Chinese buyers has been made. So said the African Finance Corporation (AFC) on Wednesday. AFC said that the mine, which was finished on time and on budget, will have a...

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Ghana’s VP Calls Upon United States To Partner On Bauxite Development Project

In a speech delivered at a conference between the two countries’ governments, Ghana’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia called upon United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to aid in bringing the African nation’s fledgling bauxite ore sector into global prominence. Speaking at the inaugural U.S.-Ghana Business Forum late last week, Bawumia said that the United […]

EGA’s Construction of Bauxite Operations in Boké Reaches Half Completion

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC’s (EGA) operations in Guinea reached 50 percent construction completion this week, with the firm announcing the same on Tuesday. Operating in-country under the auspices of Guinea Alumina Corporation, EGA is employing 4,000 Guineans to complete the US$1.4 billion project. The firm says first production is expected to commence early next year. […]

Rusal Restarts Operations At Guinea’s Friguia Alumina Refinery

Russian Federation aluminium giant U.C. Rusal announced yesterday the reopening of operations at Guinea’s Friguia Alumina Refinery. Per the company, the restart is a product of a 2016 agreement with the Guinean government that will see the facility ramp up production to between 550 thousand and 600 thousand metric tons per annum within a year […]

Ivory Coast Firm Partnering with Sumitomo in US$375 MM Bauxite Project

Ivory Coast miner Lagune Exploitation Afrique revealed to financial media earlier this week that it is negotiating with a subsidiary of Japan’s Sumitomo Group to develop an Ivorian bauxite outcropping by building mining operations and twin alumina refineries totaling US$375 million. Per Chief Executive Officer Moumouni Bictogo, the Benene deposit, which is located in the […]