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Southern Africa Resource Watch

Congo deploys army to protect China Moly’s copper mine from illegal miners

DAKAR, June 19 (Reuters) – Congo’s military has deployed hundreds of soldiers to protect a major copper and cobalt mine owned by China Molybdenum Co Ltd 603993.SS from illegal miners, an army spokesman said on Wednesday. The Tenke Fungurume mine is one of the largest in Democratic Republic of Congo, which is Africa’s leading copper…
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SARWatch and its Civil Society Partners Popularise the New Mining Code of the Democratic Republic of Congo

This new mining code continues to raise negative reactions from major mining companies regarding various concerns submitted to the head of state. On 9 March 2018, the former president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, promulgated the law No. 18/001 modifying the Mining Code of 2002. This promulgation was followed by Decree…
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SADC meeting agrees on need for STEM in industrialisation

Higher education curricula in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) must pivot on science, technology and innovation if industrialisation of the region is to be achieved, as envisaged in the bloc’s Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap 2063.  This emerged from the first SADC regional conference of vice-chancellors and deans of education, science and technology; policy-makers; ministers…
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