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May 01, 2013 
Frigua alumina refinery employee Abdul Wahab Soumah, 52, speaks to a reporter at his home in Fria March... 
FRIA, Guinea 
Frigua alumina refinery employee Abdul Wahab Soumah, 52, speaks to a reporter at his home in Fria 
Frigua alumina refinery employee Abdul Wahab Soumah, 52, speaks to a reporter at his home in Fria March 28, 2013. Failure by Guinea's politicians to reach agreement for a long-delayed legislative poll is stirring up tribal violence, jeopardising economic gains and raising fears that the military could once again step in. Guinea's economic growth, at 3.9 percent, missed forecasts by a full percentage point last year. The Finance Ministry warned this month that investors' caution was jeopardising this year's 4.5 percent target, too. Nowhere is the situation more fraught than in Fria, which houses the cavernous 640,000 tonne-a-year Friguia alumina refinery, operated by Russian aluminium giant RUSAL. RUSAL suspended operations a year ago after a strike over wages, leaving over 3,000 workers idle and depriving the town's nearly 150,000 inhabitants of most of the power, water and waste disposal services the refinery used to provide. Soumah, who has worked at the plant since 1979, has not been paid his salary like all the other workers since April 2012 when work stopped following a strike. Picture taken March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Bate Felix (GUINEA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS) 
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