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Bauxite Operations Back To Normal In Guinea After Deadly Political Protests

Bauxite Operations Back To Normal In Guinea After Deadly Political Protests

Normal operations have resumed at bauxite mines in Guinea after several days of unrest that led to slowed production, as sources in country told Reuters that locals initiated violent protests against a move by the president to extend his term in office....

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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 […]

Societe Miniere de Boke’s Bauxite Mine Back Online After Nearly Two Week Strike

The bauxite mine operated by Guinea’s Societe Miniere de Boke is back to production now that a nearly two-week strike has come to a conclusion. Frederic Bouzigues, the firm’s managing director, informed Reuters of such via text message yesterday. The strike yielded production losses of between 1 million and 1.2 million metric tons of bauxite, […]

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 […]