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New Round of Riots in Guinea Impede Bauxite Shipments

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...

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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 […]

Deadly Riots Again Grip Guinea’s Bauxite Hub

Deadly rioting has again broken out in the Republic of Guinea’s bauxite capitol according to witnesses who spoke to the media. According to locals, over the course of two days rioters destroyed a police post and vehicle, leading to a lethal response by government forces. They say that rioters also attempted to block bauxite miners […]

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 […]

Guinea to Mandate Domestic Refining of Bauxite

The president of the Republic of Guinea decreed last week that miners who produce over a certain amount of bauxite ore “will be obliged to build an alumina plant.” President Alpha Condé made the remarks in speech at recent mining conference in Guinea’s capital Conakry. Condé spoke at last week’s Symposium Mines Guinea, the largest […]