Africa

Rusal Restarts Operations At Guinea’s Friguia Alumina Refinery

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...

Events

South African Government Will Continue to Pursue Aluminium Tariff Exemption

The government of the Republic of South Africa will continue to appeal to the administration of United States President Donald Trump for an exception to the blanket 10-percent tariffs enacted upon all aluminium imports earlier this year. South Africa’s Minister of Communications Nomvula Mokonyane said as much on Thursday when speaking to domestic media on […]

Rusal Plans First Bauxite Production at Guinea’s Dian Dian Mine By Month’s End

Russian Federation aluminium giant U.C. Rusal will commence bauxite mining in the West African state of Guinea by month’s end, according to statements made to the Russian press by company president Vladislav Soloviev earlier this week. Soloviev continued by specifying that the volume of bauxite ore mined from the deposit at Dian Dian would be […]

Nalco Mulling Move Into Guinea’s Bauxite Trade

Reporting from domestic media indicates that India’s National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) is investigating the possibility of gaining a foothold in the significant bauxite ore assets in the West African country of Guinea. Chairman and managing director Tapan Kumar Chand told an Indian newspaper earlier this week that bauxite mining may not be the only […]

New Round of Riots in Guinea Impede Bauxite Shipments

Violent protests have again rocked several cities in the western African nation of Guinea, disrupting bauxite ore shipments from the country in the process. The late unrest was touched off by the government’s failure to publish the results of an election last month the ruling party says it won. Riots erupted in the capitol city […]