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SMB Opens US$1 Billion Bauxite Railway In Guinea

SMB Opens US$1 Billion Bauxite Railway In Guinea

The west African nation of Guinea is set to become an even bigger player in the global bauxite ore trade as Societe Miniere de Boke has begun shipping the ore to the coast via its US$1 billion new railway. The 84-mile railway...

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Guinea President Alpha Conde Assumes Oversight Of State Mining Company

Guinean’s president Alpha Conde will be taking a more active role in the country’s bauxite industry with the assumption of oversight duties of the national mining firm by his office announced on Friday. Per an announcement read on state-owned media outlet Radio Television Guineene, Alpha Conde’s office now operates Societe Guinneenne du Patrimoine Minier (Soguipami) […]

SMB And Winning Shipping Ink Agreement With Guinean Government Over Country’s First Alumina Refinery

Guinean miner Societe Miniere de Boke (SMB) and Singaporean shipping titan Winning Shipping signed an agreement with the Guinean government on Monday to construct the nation’s first-ever alumina refinery. The consortium said in a statement released yesterday that the refinery, with an expected nameplate capacity of 1 million metric tons per annum, will begin construction […]

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 […]