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Russia Digitalises Africa’s Mining Sector to Increase Output

Russian companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production. The offers follow the realisation that traditional means are becoming increasingly expensive, with productivity falling due to technical maintenance costs, unreliable equipment, reactive troubleshooting, a lower equipment utilisation …

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FQM offer corporate support to Kalumbila district

Mining Company First Quantum Minerals has declared that they are firm believers in quality education and adult literacy to show this they have donated 6,600 text books worth K117, 480 to the Ministry of General Education The aim by the Miner is to be part of the drive to improve …

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Bell Equipment benefits from after sales market

Earthmoving equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment’s Zambian operation is benefiting from good demand for after-sales support amid the country’s tough economic conditions. “We have had success with our ReMan re-power programme through which complete rebuilds of articulated dump trucks (ADTs) are undertaken to provide a second life for equipment at reasonable …

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Eastern Province Hydro power station installation paused

According to the World Wide Fund (WWF), government has cancelled a pre-feasibility study for the Ndevu Gorge Power Project on Luangwa river, proposed by MDH South Africa (Pty) Limited, which would have cost $1.26 billion and generated between 235 and 240 megawatts of power if completed.   The 1,100-kilometer Luangwa …

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Vedanta oppose winding up

Vedanta Resources is strongly opposing appointment of the provisional liquidator and winding up of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM). The company said neither KCM nor Vedanta Resources was notified of the application and accordingly neither had an opportunity to participate in the hearing. Last week, ZCCM Investments Holdings (ZCCM-IH), a state-owned …

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Kouri Project underway in Burkina Faso

The Kouri project by Golden Rim Resources is seen to be making stable drilling progress in Burkina Faso, West Africa. According to the company RC drilling commenced in the river channel area of the Footwall Shear, following up a recently obtained high-grade drill intercept of 4m at 44.7 grams per …

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Canadian Lucara extracts a massive diamond in Botswana

The world’s second-largest uncut diamond has been unearthed in the Karowe Mine of Botswana. After the announcement by Canadian company Lucara Diomond Corp, the miner’s share price increased to 11% to C$1.68 a share. The 1758ct diamond is second in size only to the 3 106ct diamond that was mined …

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Africa’s first gold trading platform launched

Sawa Minerals,a tech-driven company has created and launched a platform that will transform how gold is mined and sourced across Africa and the developing world. The platform has been designed in such a way that it is easy to buy ethically mined gold from artisans and small scale miners (ASM) …

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Angola’s diamond industry makeover underway

The Angolan government aired out plans of refurbishing the diamond sector as being in progress. Speaking at a conference on the re-organising of oil and gas, Diamantino Azevedo Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources and Oil stated that the diamond sector will undergo similar changes to the oil sector. With the …

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