• Bauxite Production starts 2017, Aluminium Refinery in 2022

    26 Jun 2014
    Bauxite Mining

    Guinea’s parliament has approved amendments in a deal with Emirates Global Aluminium, which will see the start of bauxite production in 2017 and the construction of a 2 million tonne per year alumina refinery from 2018. “The National Assembly unanimously adopted the amendment of Global Alumina project,” Saadou Nimaga, legal counsel of Guinea’s mines ministry said. The adoption of the amendments clears the path for the project after the West African nation and Abu Dhabi state-owned investment fund Mubadala signed a US$ 5bn agreement in November to develop a bauxite mine and an alumina refinery in minerals-rich Guinea.

    The project was previously owned by a consortium that included Dubai Aluminium (Dubal), Mubadala, BHP Billiton and Glob…

  • It's to the Polls for Guinea on 30 June

    14 Apr 2013
    President Alpha Condé
    Guinea will hold its long-delayed legislative election on June 30 to complete the West African nation’s transition to democracy, a decree signed by President Alpha Conde and read on state television said on Saturday. The election was initially planned for 2011 but as been postponed repeatedly over disagreement between the government and Guinea’s opposition coalition on organisation of the poll. The vote is meant to complete a transition to civilian rule after a 2008 military coup and could unlock hundreds of millions of dollars in European aid. “Voters are called to the polls on June 30 for the legislative elections,” the decree said. Conde’s decision could, however, put the government on a collision course with the opposition, which ha…