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Governments invest more in Mining Indaba

Organisers of the Mining Indaba have revealed that governments are leading the way in investing at the mining jamboree. Forty countries were represented at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba to promote the continent’s mining sectors to a global audience of investors, suppliers and other key stakeholders. According to …

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IIA Technologies infringed element six synthetic diamond rights

Singapore courts have ruled that IIa Technologies have infringed an Element Six patent for proprietary synthetic diamond products and their method of manufacture. The patent relates to the production of material which is desirable both for use in laboratory-grown diamond jewellery, and in optical applications such as infrared spectroscopy and …

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Revitalizing economic ties top of agenda at the UK-Africa summit

African Development Bank President Akinwumi  Adesina is expected in London for the UK-Africa Summit, an investment summit aimed at forging new partnerships under the theme: ‘Partners for prosperity.’ The summit is being convened by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and kicks off on January 20th . According to a statement, a …

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Canada’s First Quantum weighs $1bn Zambian copper mine expansion

Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals is weighing an investment of around $1-billion to lift output at Africa’s biggest copper mine in Zambia, a company document seen by Reuters showed. The investment would add a decade of life and head off production declines at the Kansanshi copper mine, increasing annual production …

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FQM trains road safety agents

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has trained 16 road safety agents which includes teachers from schools and health workers from its catchment area of the Northern-Western Province. FQM’s initiative is to contribute towards strengthening the capacity of communities and the local authority as they implement measures to prevent road traffic accidents …

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