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Guinea Has Set Its Sights On Becoming World’s Premier Bauxite Producer: Mines Minister

Guinea Has Set Its Sights On Becoming World’s Premier Bauxite Producer: Mines Minister

Though other metal projects are struggling, the Guinean government has voiced its commitment to becoming a global leader in the aluminium value chain. In comments to Reuters earlier this week, Guinea’s mines minister Abdoulaye Magassouba said the 60 million metric tons of...

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French Miner AMR Begins Operations at Guinea Bauxite Mine

French mining concern Alliance Miniere Responsable (AMR) began production at its bauxite mine in the African country of Guinea on Tuesday. According to a statement by the firm, the mine will produce bauxite at a rate of between 6 million and 10 million metric tons per annum in the near future. The company continued by […]

Consortium to Study Investing US$3 Billion in Building Guinea’s First-Ever Alumina Refinery

A consortium of firms from Guinea, Singapore, and the People’s Republic of China is planning to launch a feasibility study early next year to investigate the possibility of building a US$3 billion aluminium-refining operation in Guinea. The SMB-Winning consortium, which consists of state-owned miner Société Minière de Boké (SMB) and Singaporean shipping titan Winning Shipping […]

Drop in Guinea’s Expected Economic Growth Blamed on Deadly Bauxite Riots

Riots this summer in Guinea’s Boké region sent ripples through the African nation’s economy, as the country’s budget minister blamed the unrest on the loss of nearly a full percentage point of forecast economic growth next year. According to comments by Budget Minister Mohamed Lamine Doumbouya, the government lowered its growth forecast from 6.7 percent […]

Bauxite Operations in Guinea Return to Normal After Last Week’s Deadly Riots

According to in-country sources, a fragile truce has been negotiated in the Boké region of Guinea, allowing the country’s bauxite operations to return to normal operations while a definitive agreement is hammered out. The truce marks the first period of peace in the area in over a week, giving bauxite miners a break from over […]

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 operations to grind to a halt on Tuesday. According to reports, protesters barricaded […]