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Southern Africa Resource Watch

Civil Society Africa Mining Vision Conference: Evaluation of the AMV Ten Years in Existence

The AMV attains 10 years of its adoption by the AU Heads of state and Government in 2019 as an agreed development framework to transform the management of the continent ‘s diverse and abundant mineral resources.

Glencore and the Shutting Down of MUMI: blackmail or a real reaction to the challenges of the market?

The Swiss company Glencore has announced the imminent closure of Mutanda Mining (MUMI) in Lualaba Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The reason given by Glencore is that the Mutanda mine “is no longer economically viable in the long term” because of the decrease in the price of cobalt, the increase in the…
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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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