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Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour...

17 Nov 2017

Digging in the DRC

Those who think that mining companies sit idly over rich resources and reap fat profits from them should think again...

By Charlotte Mathews 30 Oct 2017

Benedict Peters and the Nigerian economic recovery

Nigeria-based oil and energy conglomerate Aiteo is creating a new paradigm for the oil industry in Africa. The company recently made news for its successful purchase of OML 29, a massive onshore oil block license, which will drastically increase its output...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

DRC mining on the up

The rising copper price will see renewed mining interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

27 Sep 2017

New mine set to double DRC's tin exports

When it reaches full capacity, the Alphamin Bisie tin mine will deliver 10,000 tonnes of tin per year, doubling the DRC's export of the commodity.

24 Aug 2017

Glencore questioned over fatalities, unions and environment

Glencore fielded a number of questions from shareholders, trade unionists and environmentalists at its AGM including several about the 16 fatalities last year...

By Charlotte Mathews 25 May 2017

Conflict-free gold project moves forward in DRC

The Just Gold project, a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal gold has moving from the pilot stage...

19 May 2017

DR Congo miners upset at US 'conflict mineral' rules

In the lush hills of eastern DRC, miners complain that recent US rules against "conflict minerals" have bitten into their meagre income...

5 May 2017

Shifting paradigms will live up to the African Mining Vision

The downturn clearly demonstrated why we need to rethink rents-based mineral sector management...

19 Apr 2017

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping, two companies are going to court over a contested mining licence in the DRC...

8 Mar 2017

Ugandan refinery raises fears on conflict minerals

The inauguration of Uganda's first gold refinery sparked concern over the possibility of dirty minerals from regional conflict zones making their way into the country...

23 Feb 2017

Alphamin completes FEED, CBE for Bisie Tin Project in DRC

Alphamin has announced that it has completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) and control budget estimate (CBE) for its 80.75%-owned Bisie Tin Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

14 Feb 2017

Amnesty links child labour in DR Congo cobalt mines to big business

KINSHASA: Cobalt mined dangerously by children in the Democratic Republic of Congo could end up in the lithium batteries of smartphones and electric cars made by Apple, Samsung or Sony, Amnesty International said Tuesday, 19 January...

21 Jan 2016

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