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Tanzania set to launch tender for single gauge railway to Rwanda and DRC
The Tanzanian government has announced that it will soon invite international tenders for the construction of a standard gauge railway (SGR) to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), build...
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Green light for AJN Resources in the DRC
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has officially verified a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between CSE-listed AJN Resources and local company Société Minière de Kilo-Moto ...
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Mining under pressure to transition to renewable energy
The impact of the energy transition on the mining industry has been profound. It is one of the most energy-intensive industries in the world, accounting for an estimated 6.2% of the total global energ...
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Ivanhoe promotes Marna Cloete to president
Canadian miner Ivanhoe Mines has promoted Marna Cloete to the position of president of the company, in addition to her existing role as CFO.
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What makes DRC mining sector a strategic economic driver for the country
Copper production in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) increased by 17 per cent year-on-year to 1.433 million tons in 2019. It is projected that by 2027, demand for copper will surge by 900 per c...
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South African miner hires first female mining manager
Exxaro Resources has announced the appointment of its first-ever female Mining Manager, Tamara Qwatekana, for their operations in Belfast.
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With such a capital-intensive supply chain, the mining landscape has always been faced with intractable and complex challenges – until 3D, that is, which solved some (but not all) of these problems.
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Bill Gates-Led Fund Invests in Making Lithium Mining More Sustainable
Lilac Solutions has developed a process for extracting lithium that drastically cuts water use.
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Rio Tinto appoints three women as non-executive directors
Hinda Gharbi, Ngaire Woods and Jennifer Nason join the Rio Tinto board, increasing female representation to one third.
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Trending topics for DRC Mining Week 2020
Taking place in Lubumbashi from 17 to 19 June, this will be the 16th edition of the event in the heart of the Copperbelt, which has grown substantially over the last few years. Hon. Willy Kitobo Samso...
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Q&A: securing alternative funding in mining with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
A number of alternative sources of finance, such as strategic investments, joint ventures and equity based fundraisings, are available to mining companies, but what do miners need to know before they ...
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Bigger-than-ever DRC Mining Week will focus on battery metals, finance and junior mining
The Honourable Prof Willy Kitobo Samsoni, DRC’s Minister of Mines will address the opening session of this year’s DRC Mining Week exhibition and conference, taking place in Lubumbashi from 7-9 Oct...
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Bigger and better: Lubumbashi prepares for expanded DRC Mining Week
Following the resounding success of the 15th DRC Mining Week (DMW) last year, the organizers are expanding the facilities for the 2020 edition to receive even more visitors and exhibitors to participa...
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Eurasian Resources Group plans battery material plant
Eurasian Resources Group is assessing the construction of a battery material plant to produce nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) precursor materials for electric vehicles (EVs).
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CRU INTERVIEW:
Exclusive interview with Hamish Sampson, Senior Analyst, Base Metals Team-Specialising in Copper/Cobalt in Africa at CRU in the UK. He is a speaker at the upcoming DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi and wi...
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AVZ Minerals DFS study expected end-March
ASX-listed AVZ Minerals is 95% complete with the definitive feasibility study at the Manono lithium and tin project which is on schedule to be released by the end of 31 March 2020.
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Africa is set to be the
Tangible benefits with a wider reach across the continent will probably only be realised from 2030.
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The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to some of the world’s largest national parks which today are largely depleted of their wildlife populations.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to a large-scale and prominent mining industry thanks to the country’s vast natural resource wealth. It is also home to some of the world’s largest nationa...
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DRC welcomes General Electric infrastructure agreement to accelerate energy access.
A 3-year infrastructure agreement, signed between the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and General Electric (GE), seeks to accelerate the economic and social development of the...
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Glencore has signed a five-year agreement with Samsung for cobalt hydroxide supply from its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
After closing Mutanda last year, Glencore supply to Samsung will come mostly from Katanga, also in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Ivanhoe’s Friedland hits out at ‘fiction’ that mining copper in Chile is safer than Congo
BILLIONAIRE mining entrepreneur, Robert Friedland, put the boot into Chile and its established major copper mining groups.
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Are junior miners an attractive option for investment?
What makes a mining company, especially one operating in Africa and especially a ‘junior’ attractive to for investment?
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DR Congo to support cobalt prices by buying ‘artisanal’ supply
At present, more than 60 percent of the world’s cobalt is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC government plans to buy artisanally-mined cobalt in the world’s most important market..
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2020 top mining trends: Deloitte released the
The report features ten mining trends operators should be aware of in 2020.
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British firm ,Bboxx, signs memorandum of understanding with the DRC government to bring power to 10m people by 2024.
British firm Bboxx, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to bring affordable, reliable and clean electricity to 10 million citiz...
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The transition to a low carbon economy cannot happen without mining
"I am encouraged by the progress we’ve made as an industry in reducing emissions and taking a more proactive stance in how we remodel our operations for a carbon-neutral future through displaci...
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Mining in Francophone West Africa and challenges experienced in DRC, the African cobalt-hub
Mining in Francophone West Africa and challenges experienced in DRC, the African cobalt-hub – Richard Hub tell us more about regulatory and political hurdles.
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