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A response to Human Rights Watch’s update on Chinese copper mining in Zambia

Regular readers of Pambazuka News will remember a debate held a year or so ago in its pages between the US-based NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) and ourselves about a lengthy report that HRW had issued on labour rights violations … read more »

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Zambia copper output to rise to 2 million tonnes

Copper output in Zambia is expected to rise to 1.5 million tonnes in 2017 from 800,000 tonnes this year due to increased investment in the mining sector. The projection is due to new projects coming on stream and expansion of … read more »

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Mila Kunis wears Kagem Zambian emeralds

At the London premiere of Oz The Great & Powerful on Thursday night, newly-announced Gemfields brand ambassador Mila Kunis wore GemfieldsZambian emerald earrings by Dominic Jones and a Gemfields Zambian emerald ring by Alexandra Mor. Kunis recently returned from Africa, … read more »

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Zambia could get 10% of miner

LUSAKA— FIRST Quantum Minerals may see Zambia’s state-owned mining firm become its second-biggest shareholder if it converts a stake in the continent’s largest copper operation into equity. ZCCM Investment Holdings would “hopefully” decide this year, said CEO Mukela Muyunda. ZCCM … read more »

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Zambia Mines GDP contribution to hit $1bn in 2015

ZAMBIA’s mining contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to grow to US$1.35 billion by the year 2015, due to increased mining activities. According to the Zambia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), reconciliation report, contribution to GDP was … read more »

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Cancellation of the mining license for Collum Coal Mine in national interest

Government says the cancellation of the mining license for Collum Coal Mine Limited should not be mistaken for nationalization. In a statement made available to ZANIS today, Chief Government Spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni said the action by government is merely a … read more »

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FQM to increase taxes due to Govt

FIRST Quantum Minerals (FQM) will progressively increase the amount of taxes due to the Zambian Government as more mining units start production. FQM resource optimisation manager John Gladson said FQM will not indulge in tax avoidance but would instead increase … read more »

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Chinese companies told to follow Zambian laws

Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Zhou Yuxiao has described as an exceptional case, the revocation of Column Coal Mine’s mining licenses and the subsequent takeover by government. Ambassador Zhou says the case is exceptional noting that many Chinese owned companies operating … read more »

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Celebrated actress to be the face of the company’s new print advertising campaign Gemfields, the world’s leading coloured gemstone producer, which owns 75 percent of the Kagem emerald mine in Lufwanyama District in partnership with the government of Zambia, is … read more »

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