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HRW Says Bauxite Mining Boom in Guinea Threatens Locals

Mabinty lives in a village in Guinea’s Boké region, about 250 kilometers northwest of Conakry, the capital. Like much of Boké, Mabinty’s village has been covered in a film of red dirt. A spring that once supplied fresh water to her village has been filled with thick mud. Nearby streams have dried up. The landscape, once green and brown, is now mostly rust-colored. These are the effects of bauxite mining. In Guinea, the bauxite business is booming. But the government,...

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