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After a busy few weeks at home in the UK over the summer and then ship yard in Gran Canaria, we arrived with the ship in Conakry, Guinea in early August. 518 more words


Blox Inc. Announces Mansounia Auger Drilling Results

Initial 2500-Meter Auger Drilling Results Identify Five New Gold Targets Including Extensions of the Mansounia South Prospect to Over 5-Kilometers in Strike and the Existing Mansounia Resource by up to 1-Kilometer… 1,273 more words

New friends, Fabric and Waterfalls

Time seems to disappear on The Africa Mercy and my blog writing has slowed down somewhat as my time is consumed with work, both on the ship as well as online back in Australia, friendships and squeezing every inch out of this experience. 655 more words

Guinea: Truth, Knowledge, History Of This West African Nation



Introduction Guinea has had only two presidents since gaining its independence from France in 1958. 1,589 more words


This remote tribe in New Guinea cuts boys’ skin with razors so they look like crocodiles

Crocodiles may be creatures that Western people fear, but a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea revere the reptile so much they try to look like them. 31 more words


Amadou Diawara's form for Napoli rewarded with call-up to the Guinea squad

Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara could make his first appearance for Guinea after being called up for the first time by coach Paul Put.

Diawara pledged allegiance to his country of birth back in March, with speculation surrounding the fact that the ex-Bologna man was looking to gain Italian citizenship. 375 more words


“What Do We Get Out of It?” The Human Rights Impact of Bauxite Mining in Guinea

This report focuses on two mining projects that were Guinea’s two largest bauxite producers in 2017: La Société Minière de Boké (SMB), a joint venture linked to the world’s largest aluminum producer, China Hongqiao Group, that has expanded extremely rapidly since it began in 2015; and la Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG), a decades-old company co-owned by multinationals Alcoa and Rio Tinto. 37 more words

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