Base Metals

Uganda to breathe new life in copper mine last operated during...

UGANDA is hoping to re-open a copper mine last operated in the Seventies under the leadership of dictator, Idi Amin Dada, said Reuters citing Evelyn...

Zambia mines minister Richard Musukwa hits out at Vedanta for failing...

THE Zambian government had applied for the provisional liquidation of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) because it was late in implementing its plans, had failed...

Glencore lowers key metals targets for 2019 amid review of DRC’s...

GLENCORE lowered its expectations for full-year production of copper to 40,000 tonnes owing to safety- and smelter-related outages at Mopani in Zambia whilst it...

Vedanta’s “dialogue” with Zambia needs to herald multi-party crisis talks on...

VEDANTA Resources said it hadn't abandoned hopes of resolving a legal dispute with the Zambian government out of court. Commenting in a statement today, Vedanta...

Botswana copperbelt has potential to take MOD Resources to mid-tier status

MOD Resources could one day produce double the copper scoped in a recent feasibility study - up to 60,000 tonnes annually - said the firm's...

Vedanta rejects reports of KCM “sabotage”, seeks urgent meeting with liquidator

VEDANTA distanced itself from allegations published in local Zambian media that it was involved in the sabotage of facilities owned by its Konkola Copper...

Zambia’s Sentinel mine produces record first quarter production for First Quantum

FIRST Quantum Minerals announced record first quarter production from its Sentinel copper mine in Zambia but said production from Kansanshi was negatively affected by...

AfriTin starts up Uis tin plant, but puts out hot commissioning...

UK-listed base metals development firm, AfriTin Mining, said it had started commissioning its processing plant at its Uis prospect in Namibia, although hot commissioning...

DRC’s mining sector doubles revenue payments to $1.57bn in 2018

THE Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC's) mining sector paid $1.57bn in revenues to the government last year, up 91% on 2017, said Reuters which...

Zambia’s Lungu threatens to fine companies failing to meet country’s mining...

ZAMBIA will fine and break ties with mining firms that fail to operate in compliance with the southern African country’s mining legislation, said Reuters...