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UAE Giant Flexes Muscles, Targets Zambia’s Copper Crown Jewel

Dubai’s International Holding Company (IHC), the emirate’s reigning corporate titan, has set its sights on Zambia’s prized Lubambe Copper Mine, throwing a wrench into a deal already clinched by China’s JCHX Mining. Industry insiders are abuzz with talk of a potential bidding war, with Zambia caught in the middle of …

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FQM CEO inspects progress of S3 expansion at Kansanshi

First Quantum Minerals Chief Executive, Tristan Pascall, has been on the ground at Kansanshi to inspect the progress the company is making with its S3 expansion project. Of a total investment commitment of US$1.25 billion, the majority of this is being spent this year to ensure the entire project is …

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From Rolling in the Copper Dust to producing Copper Cables?

Nkandu Beltz is a Mining Entrepenuer, Philanthropist, Author and cultural consultant.  Born in Zambia, she spent some of her formative years in Ndola playing outdoors like most other children and getting quite dirty.  When asked to take a bath she responded, “No, I don’t want to bath because I have …

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FQM Backs Zambia’s Export Transparency Initiative

First Quantum Minerals (FQM), Zambia’s leading taxpayer, has expressed strong support for the Bank of Zambia’s Export Proceeds Tracking Framework. This initiative aims to ensure transparency in tracking foreign exchange earned from exports through local bank accounts. Implemented in January 2024, the framework requires exporters to link their export records …

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Vedanta commences funding to KCM

Vedanta Resources has commenced funding to Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) and has disbursed its first $25 million for employee salaries, contract labour as well as for other critical services needed to maintain the integrity of the asset. The company has deployed a technical team at KCM to work together with …

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