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Vol 6 (AAC) No 6

Published 1st April 2013


Guinea

The problems with CPI’s Boffa deal

Guinea’s former National Director of Large Mining Projects, Tidiane Diallo has been sidelined by President Alpha Condé and problems are now besetting the most advanced Chinese mining project in Guinea, which Dialllo had closely overseen. China Power Investment (CPI) plans to build an alumina refinery in Boffa, which lies about 120 kilometres from the capital, Conakry. Costing about US$5.8 billion, the refinery should produce 4 million tonnes of alumina a year.

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