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Unpacking the revised and annotated DRC Mining Code
In July 2020, the DRC mining registry published an annotated version of the 2002 Mining Code as amended in 2018 (the Revised Code).
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Global Business reports interviews BCDC REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Olivier Duterme
"Expansion slowed a little bit down in 2019, but it was still a very good year. We have seen an impressive development of Kolwezi, where we still have a lot of minerals, while the old reserves in...
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Global Business reports interviews Standard bank ceo Amedeo Anniciello
"At a certain point, DRC waas the second most industrialized country in Africa with motor car manufacturing, large textile businesses and huge agriculture development. It is therefore not unfores...
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Barrick supports higher education and community development in Zambia
Barrick Gold Corporation, owner and operator of the Lumwana copper mine, has donated 10 computers to the University of Zambia School of Mines and agreed to help repair the Kakayindu Police Post, in li...
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DRC poses many challenges, but is worth investing in
Investors in mining projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) need to prioritise compliance with local mining laws and ensure community involvement and upliftment, panellists have said during...
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One year anniversary for Knight Piésold's DRC office
Watch the interview of Vishal Haripersad, Managing Director of Knight Piésold, about the launch of the company’s local office in the DRC. The interview was realized by Mining Review Africa.
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AVZ Minerals opens infrastructure tender packages for Manono
ASX-listed AVZ Minerals has issued a number of pre-mining infrastructure tender packages as it moves towards the development of the Manono Lithium and tin project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Securing a place for artisanal mining post COVID-19
The COVID-19 Pandemic has shaken every economic cluster to the core and has left the world grappling with economic challenges that dwarf the global financial crisis of 2008.
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Ivanhoe hits more high grades at Kakula
19th of May 2020 - Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) reported that crews at the Kakula mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began mining and stockpiling ore with an average grade greater than 8% cop...
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DRC needs to reinvent itself in the face of challenges
Following the enactment of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Revised Mining Code in 2018 the mining industry is further being impacted by the global drop in commodity prices impacting on mine...
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DRC Mining Week launches free digital conference & webinar series
“We have been staying in constant contact with our mining community on the Copperbelt and global partners throughout” says event director Elodie Delagneau, “and we understand that virtually no b...
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Ivanhoe Mines’ DRC copper project pushing ahead
Its full steam ahead for dual-listed copper/cobalt mine developer Ivanhoe Mines’ Kakula copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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Gold miner Harmony Gold Mining Company’s newly appointed Financial Director, Boipelo Lekubo.
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The DRC should become the largest mining economy in Africa
“Investment appetite in the resources sector is low and investment hurdles have been raised which means that only the best investment jurisdictions, like the Democratic Republic of Congo, will recei...
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Barrick joins fight against Covid-19 in the DRC
Barrick Gold Corporation, operator of the Kibali gold mine, has announced a $1.5 million support program to help combat and contain the Covid-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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IMF steps in to assist DRC during COVID-19 Pandemic
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the disbursement of US$363.27 million under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) to help the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) meet urgent balance of pay...
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DRC to improve safety of artisanal cobalt mining
RCS Global and the Responsible Minerals Initiative are partners in the initiative, which involves giving ‘corrective action’ plans to unsafe mines
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Minopex has an impressive African footprint
Minopex is known as a leading outsourced mineral processing plant operator, having earned an impressive track record across 14 countries within Africa and the Middle East.
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Burundi reopens Rwanda and DRC borders to cargo trucks
After two weeks of blockage on the country's northern and western borders, Burundi has reopened its borders for goods transiting from Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Glencore last week launched the $25-million Glencore Community Support Fund to complement efforts by its local teams to provide the support communities need most at this time.
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Gemfields revenue exceeds US$200 for the first time
Gemfields, the owner of 75% of Kagem Mining, boosted its group-wide revenue by 5% in 2019, exceeding US$200 million of income from emerald and ruby auctions for the first time.
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Operations at Kamoa-Kakula copper mine continue
Ivanhoe Mines has announced that, given the fast-evolving global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is providing details on protective measures implemented while ensuring business continuity at the K...
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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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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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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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