Republic of Guinea

Unrest Halts Bauxite Operations in Guinean Port City Kamsar

Unrest Halts Bauxite Operations in Guinean Port City Kamsar

Rioting has again taken hold of the Guinean port city of Kamsar, blocking roads and rails and disrupting bauxite mining operations. State agencies and Companie Bauxite de Guinee (CBG) officials confirmed the reports, saying that the unrest has caused the company’s bauxite...

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Exploration Last Year in Iran Identifies Additional 14 Million Tons of Bauxite Reserves

Due to exploration work carried out by the country’s state-owned alumina firm, Iran’s estimated overall reserves of bauxite increased by 14 million tons over the previous fiscal year. According to Iran Alumina Company’s manager Touraj Zare’, new deposits of bauxite composed of between 35% and 47% alumina and 4% and 27% silicon dioxide were discovered […]

Bauxite the Topic of Recent Meeting Between Mining Ministers from Guinea and Indonesia

Indonesia and Guinea could be setting their sights on establishing ties in the bauxite sector, as evidenced by a meeting earlier this week between ministers of the two country’s relevant ministries. Indonesian media reported the meeting on Thursday, which was between Guinea’s Minister of State for Investment and Public Private Partnership Ibrahima Kassory Fofana and […]

French Firm Inks Mining Deal with French-Asian Consortium for Guinean Bauxite

Deadly protests earlier this spring in Boké did not slow down a recently-executed deal between the Guinean government and a Franco-Asian firm seeking to harvest bauxite ore in the area. Joint French-Chinese-Singaporean venture Societe Miniere de Boke (SMB) and France’s Alliance Miniere Responsable (AMR) sealed a deal earlier this week allowing the latter to mine […]

Riots Wreak Havoc on Guinean Bauxite Production

Social unrest has crippled bauxite production in the Republic of Guinea, jeopardizing the flow of the ore out of the African country that sits atop about one-third of the world’s known reserves. Residents burned tires and set up barricades in Boke to protest power cuts and pollution they say has been the result of mining […]