Bauxite Mining Boom in Guinea Threatens Locals - HRW
A spring that once supplied fresh water to Mabinty's village has been filled with thick mud. Nearby streams have dried up. The landscape, once green and brown, is now mostly rust-colored.
These are the effects of bauxite mining.
The bauxite business is booming. But the government, eager to grab a share of the global market, has done little to protect villagers and wildlife, says Human Rights Watch.
VOA, 16 October 2018
Mabinty lives in a village in Guinea's Boké region, about 250 kilometers northwest of Conakry, the capital. Read more »
Guinea’s fast-growing bauxite mining industry is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Guineans.
UNEP, 3 October 2018
UN Environment and partners are working with businesses to highlight the benefits of biodiversity-sensitive best practices in the mining sector. Read more »
OSIWA, 8 December 2017
Mining communities across Guinea have been plagued by social unrest, especially in the Boke region where protests, often triggered by the lack of running water and electricity, has… Read more »
PR Newswire, 7 September 2016
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a $200 million investment package for Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée, a bauxite mining company in Guinea, that will… Read more »
AMA, 6 February 2017
-One of the largest foreign investments in Guinea post the Ebola crisis- Read more »