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.
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