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Witnessing Guinea’s Bauxite Mining Boom

Expand Farmers from Dapilon village, in the Boké region, look out over land, on the banks of the River Nunez, cleared for the construction of a mining port belonging to the La Société Minière de Boké consortium. © 2018 Ricci Shryock for Human Rights Watch Earlier this month, looking out over the vast swathes of barren red land that make up a fast-growing bauxite mine, I witnessed first-hand the rapid growth of Guinea’s bauxite mining boom. Bauxite from Guinea is used to produce aluminum used around the world in automobile and airplane parts and consumer products like beverage cans and tin…

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