Guinea: CBG’s Bauxite Mining Operations Halted by Protests

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Guinean bauxite mining company CBG has seen its operations halted again on Tuesday by protesters who blocked and barricaded roads and train tracks in the town of Kamsar following persistent electricity cuts, a company official and a state agency source said.

The roadblocks and barricaded train tracks ensured CBG’s workers were unable to reach its mines to work.

“Everything is stopped. We must find a solution to this situation because the losses for the company are significant,” a CBG official, who pleaded anonymity told Reuters.

Reports revealed that deadly riots erupted in the town of Boke and surrounding region including Kamsar last week, temporarily shutting down CBG’s operations in the region. It was reopened for business on Monday, but had to suspend operations the following day after its workers were grounded at home.

These riots are the latest in a series of riots that have gripped Guinea and threatened to ground economic activities such as mining.

 

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