Will Unesco approve of iron ore mining at Mount Nimba?
Will Robert Friedland's crucial Nimba iron impact study be completed next year?
UNESCO is concerned about the consequences for biodiversity from iron ore mining in Guinea's Nimba mountains. The company that owns the site plans to submit the first version of its study in 2022. This study is supposed to explain how to develop the site without causing any damage to the area. [...]
World Bank takes interest in Robert Friedland's Nimba iron ore project
MIGA, the World Bank agency for foreign investment, is considering contributing to the financing of the Nimba iron ore project, which could prove crucial for the Guinean economy but also for the preservation of biodiversity. [...]
SMFG boss Mamady Youla pessimistic about Nimba iron ore project
The former Guinean prime minister, who is today in charge of the Nimba project, considers that prospects for the development of the iron ore deposit there have been damaged by the coronavirus pandemic after having been already called into question by UNESCO on environmental grounds. [...]
Miners ramp up push to export production via Liberia
Miners operating in southeast Guinea are hammering the Conakry authorities with demands to be allowed to evacuate their output via Liberia. The region boasts some of the world's largest deposits of iron ore and battery metals but is landlocked, with [. [...]