Tag: Gécamines

Colloquium on EITI Implementation in The Great Lakes Region

The exploitation of natural resources allows for the funding of conflicts in the Great Lakes Region (Photo: Gallo Images/Reuters/Finbarr O’Reilly) The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) in partnership with ICGLR – Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre for Democracy and Good Governance the technical and scientific organ of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region in…
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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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