EU High Representative Josep Borrell was questioned about the agreement signed between ArcelorMittal and the Liberian governement over expanding the Yekepa iron ore mine. The agreement has already been deemed worrisome by the Liberian parliament and companies working near Yekepa.
Having completed the pre-feasibility study for its Nimba iron ore project in Guinea, SMFG has now finalised nearly all aspects for the project's advancement, except for one key issue: the transportation of its future output by train on ArcelorMittal's rail track, which will be needed to get its shipments to buyers.
Robert Friedland's group, which operates the Nimba iron ore project in Guinea, has launched a website extolling its activities in Liberia to show the country that it can boost its economy. It is rattled by a new agreement between ArcelorMittal and Monrovia.
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.
Niron Metals, run by Mick Davis, former Chief Executive of the British Conservative Party and to which Beny Steinmetz is linked, has a clear plan to mine the Guinean Zogota iron ore project, after reaching an agreement on the Simandou blocks.