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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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Community taps into FQM training on water management

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has partnered with government to provide training to help communities manage water infrastructure being installed by the company’s Kalumbila Minerals Limited in Musele Chiefdom’s Kalumbila District of North-Western Province. The community water, sanitation and hygiene training comes after revelations by the Department of Water Resources Development …

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Mopani Copper Mines to review spending amid Coronavirus threat

Mopani Copper Mines, a Zambia subsidiary of Glencore is set to do a comprehensive review which aims to minimise cash outflow to guard against uncertainty caused by the threat of coronavirus “The rapid decline in the price of copper due to the impact of COVID-19 has now placed significant additional …

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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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Kagem commends government on support for gemstone sector

Minister of Mines and Mineral Development Hon. Richard Musukwa says the government is working on introducing a steady and predictable fiscal system in the mining sector to facilitate trade and sustainable growth in the industry. “As a country, we would like to operate a fiscal regime that is simple, predictable …

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