European Union: Rules for Batteries Should Cover Bauxite, Copper, Iron

Bauxite mining in Guinea

The European Union’s proposed batteries regulation should require importers and manufacturers to source the bauxite, copper, and iron used in batteries responsibly, a coalition of 16 organizations said today. The coalition includes Amnesty International, Earthworks, Finnwatch, Germanwatch, Human Rights Watch, Inclusive Development International, INKOTA, PowerShift, RAID, SOMO, and Transport & Environment, as well as human […]

Opinion: Why is IFC contributing to poverty in Guinea? | Devex

While most of the world was sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, a hundred families were uprooted from their lush, centuries-old village in western Guinea and relocated to a barren hilltop to make way for a sprawling bauxite mine, backed by the International Finance Corporation. Residents of the Hamdallaye village say the Compagnie des Bauxites […]

Treize villages guinéens portent plainte contre la Banque mondiale pour le financement d’une mine de bauxite nocive

Les populations de 13 villages situés à l’Ouest de la Guinée ont déposé une plaintecontre la Société financière internationale (SFI), institution du groupe de la Banque mondiale chargée du secteur privé, pour avoir financé le développement d’une mine de bauxite nocive. Les 540 plaignants affirment que la Compagnie des bauxites de Guinée, qui pilote le projet financé […]