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Power outages disrupt Zambian mine operations

By Hicks Sikazwe Mining operations on the Copperbelt were severely hit and disrupted by power outages caused by suspected faults at zesco substations in Kitwe and Luano. The supply that ceased around 19 hours on Monday running through to Tuesday has left after effects in the country’s key foreign exchange …

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Kwale performance keeps up – Base

Mineral sands miner Base Resources has reported another solid quarter from its Kwale project, in Kenya, with heavy mineral concentrate (HMC) production up 24% over the previous quarter, from 166 000 t to 206 000 t.The miner said on Friday that a focus on debottlenecking the wet processing plant’s capacity had enabled …

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Adapt to local culture, Chinese investors urged

By Hicks Sikazwe Collum coal mine in Sinazeze, Southern province shut in 2013 for poor safety standards has been opened with a warning to Chinese management to adapt to local culture to avoid conflict. President Edgar Lungu threatened government would withdraw the operating license if the firm did not comply …

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‘Changes to mining taxes to affect 2015 Budget’

By Obert Simwanza The Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) has said that the proposed amendments to the controversial mining taxes will adversely affect the estimated revenue from the 2015 national budget. ZCSD executive director Lewis Mwape said that his organisation had maintained that the 2015 budget was a disaster …

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