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‘Zambia-DRC Railway collaborative approach to be replicated in other strategic corridors around the world’

Studies are to be undertaken for the construction of a railway linking the Copper Belt region of Zambia with the Katanga region of DR Congo and the existing railway to the port of Lobito in Angola. This would form part of a planned Trans-African Corridor. The studies agreed upon by …

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Epiroc, Kamoa Copper strengthen partnership in DRC

Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and construction industries, is continuing its successful partnership with Kamoa Copper SA in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This comes after Epiroc has won its largest-ever order, for the expansion of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Mining Complex. Kamoa Copper has …

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Grizzly yields positive auction for emeralds

Grizzly Mining’s latest international emerald auction held in Dubai has yielded positive results. According to the world’s largest producers of emeralds, the auction saw the company offer its latest mid-high grade rough emeralds from its flagship Grizzly emerald mine in Zambia. “Grizzly has been championing Zambian emeralds for over 25 …

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FQM commission nickel concetrator mine in Kalumbila

New dawn has been cut for the mining industry, as mining portfolio has  diversified through the commissioning of the nickel concentrator at First Quantum Minerals’ Enterprise nickel mine in Kalumbila, North-Western Province. According to Mines and Minerals Development Minister, Paul Kabuswe said the nickel processing plant, completed in 2016 and …

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FQM’S KANSANSHI MINE HANDS OVER K1.2M IN CHEQUES TO SIX SOLWEZI COOPERATIVES

First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mining PLC has handed over cheques amounting to K 1.2 million to six cooperatives engaged in various business activities, each receiving K 200,000 in a continued effort to support and improve the welfare and livelihood of communities in Solwezi. The mining firm is alive of the …

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Anglo, Zambia restore relations

ANGLO American is returning to full-scale exploration for copper in Zambia after signing the provisional JV agreement it struck with London-listed junior Arc Minerals in May last year. In terms of the deal Anglo will own up to 70% of the JV company in return for the investment of up to …

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SA earmark mining sector for investment in coming years

Wits Mining Institute director, Professor Glen Nwaila has allayed fears that South Africa’s mining industry is hitting a plunge. “Despite the global economic challenges, South Africa has become more attractive to investors due to the surge in demand for raw materials, as witnessed by the eight-fold increase in South Africa’s …

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Foundations for restoring Zambia’s debt sustainability being laid

The process is long and painful, with thousands of commercial creditors first needing to agree to a haircut, before China and the Paris Club can restructure the nation’s US$13 billion external debt pile. Minister of Finance Situmbeko Musokotwane  in an interview said “Time is of the essence”, we should all …

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Makayi becomes the country’s first female head in a mining exploration company

In Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest producer of copper, which is in high demand for the transition to a low-carbon economy, Mfikeyi Makayi will be the most senior woman yet in the mining sector. Silicon Valley start-up KoBold Metals, which uses artificial intelligence to identify battery metal deposits, has appointed a woman …

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