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CEC support access to quality health care

With glaring inadequacies in health care systems across the world being exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the development has highlighted the underlying need to invest in health care infrastructure and human resource. As a result Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) has partnered with the First Lady of Zambia, Esther Lungu, …

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FQM HANDS OVER 2,000 FACEMASKS FOR LUSAKA’S MAIN HOSPITALS

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) handed over 2,000 facemasks donated by employees from the mining giant’s subsidiary, Kalumbila Minerals Limited, to the Ministry of Health for use at Lusaka’s main hospitals. The hospitals in Lusaka set to benefit from the donation are Chilenje, Levy Mwanawasa and the University Teaching Hospital. “FQM …

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Mopani terminates contracts despite assuring Govt

Despite assuring the Zambian government that all jobs will be secured, Mopani Copper Mines has terminated contracts of some contractors in Kitwe and Mufulira mines, this is according to the National Union for Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW). The developments have prompted the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Development to …

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GHH’s New MK-42 to beat them all

The German manufacturer of heavy machinery for mining, tunnelling and civil engineering, GHH has unveiled a new dump truck, the New MK-42. According to the company, through a press statement, the dump truck consists a payload of up to 45 tonnes, which is not only one of the largest of …

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Diamond Producers to continue operations despite COVID-19 outbreak

Even in these uncertain times, traditional diamond producers remain confident about future demand. Despite the current COVID-19 outbreak, on Friday (27th March), Anglo American announced that production will continue across several African diamond assets with considerably reduced employee numbers. Individual mines will continue operating with only 50% of workers remaining. …

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Coronavirus: Africa might be the biggest loser

Researchers believe the spread of coronavirus in Asia might condemn the African continent to be the biggest loser outside Asia; this is despite the absence of a single case being confirmed thus far. According to Dirk Willem te Velde, principal research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, a slowdown in …

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Sentinel Mine launches waste management handbook

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has issued guidelines aligning its mining operations and surrounding communities with government’s clean and healthy campaign. Kalumbila Minerals the mining company’s subsidiary which operates the Sentinel Mine in North-Western Province, has launched a Waste Management Handbook to improve environmental management awareness. The handbook aims to facilitate …

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Entries for Sanlam 2019 Financial Journalism Awards are now open

Sanlam Group has announced that the group is now accepting entries for their annual Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year Awards. The awards, running successfully for the 45th consecutive year, recognise the best financial reporting by reporters based in Africa, publishing or broadcasting commendable journalism on the continent. According to …

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UK-AFRICA SUMMIT: Britain makes a small first step towards green technology

Climate campaigners have described the announcement by the British government to suspend financial support for thermal coal as a “small first step.” The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced at the inaugural UK-Africa summit that the government will suspend financial support for thermal coal as part of efforts to present …

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