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Cerrejón joint venture sale completed

The sale of Anglo American plc's 33.3% shareholding in the Cerrejón joint venture to Glencore plc has been completed...

12 Jan 2022

New report: WGC members contributed billions to local economies in 2020
New report: WGC members contributed billions to local economies in 2020

According to a new report, World Gold Council member companies contributed $37.9bn to the GDP of the countries where they operate...

30 Nov 2021

IWiM releases inaugural report detailing achievements, societal impact
IWiM releases inaugural report detailing achievements, societal impact

International Women in Mining (IWiM) has released its inaugural Impact Report which details the organisation's achievements and the wider...

22 Nov 2021

Congo president demands audit of mining registry to fight fraud
Congo president demands audit of mining registry to fight fraud

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has demanded a ban on issuing and trading mining permits until the country's mining...

By Stanis Bujakera 22 Nov 2021

Congo lawmakers tell Barrick to secure mine perimeter after deadly protest
Congo lawmakers tell Barrick to secure mine perimeter after deadly protest

Lawmakers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have asked Barrick Gold Corp to secure the perimeter of its Kibali gold mine after a deadly protest...

By Hereward Holland 11 Nov 2021

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Obuasi underground ore mining resumes

Following the voluntary suspension of underground mining activities at Obuasi underground ore mining is expected to resume by mid-October...

30 Sep 2021

Uranium: what the explosion in prices means for the nuclear industry
Uranium: what the explosion in prices means for the nuclear industry

It is a year since Horizon Nuclear Power, a company owned by Hitachi, confirmed it was pulling out of building the £20bn Wylfa nuclear power plant...

By Edward Thomas Jones, Danial Hemmings, Simon Middleburgh 27 Sep 2021

NGOs seek to halt proposed mining activities in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park

A coalition of NGOs is calling on Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema to halt the proposed copper mine in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park...

6 Sep 2021

Congo's cobalt monopoly to set price floor for artisanal miners

The Democratic Republic of Congo's state cobalt buyer will put in place a price floor of $30,000 a tonne for the cobalt it buys from artisanal miners...

16 Jul 2021

Congo likely to start artisanal cobalt buying

The Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to start buying cobalt from artisanal miners within eight weeks as it aims to become the only legal buyer from miners in the informal sector...

By Pratima Desai & Helen Reid 13 Jul 2021

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How mining survived the pandemic

Mining is one of Africa's most important industries. It has contributed significantly to economic growth, has been instrumental in the development of infrastructure and is a major driver for improved socioeconomic indicators ...

By Yaa Agyare-Dwomoh 23 Jun 2021

The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, July 18, 2017. Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann
Glencore says to restart Congo's Mutanda mine towards end of 2021

Commodity trader and miner Glencore said on Tuesday it will restart operations at the world's largest cobalt mine, Mutanda in south-east Democratic Republic of Congo, towards the end of this year and return to production in 2022...

By Hereward Holland 22 Jun 2021

The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, September 30, 2015. Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo
Glencore to restart operations at Mutanda copper, cobalt mine in 2022

Commodity trader and miner Glencore plans to restart operations at Mutanda - the world's biggest cobalt mine that also produces large amounts of copper - in the Democratic Republic of Congo next year...

By Pratima Desai 19 May 2021

Cobalt, Congo and a mass artisanal mining experiment

Cobalt epitomises the minerals conundrum at the heart of the green technology revolution....

By Andy Home 14 May 2021



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