Mining Watch

From Zambian Economist Thu Nov 8 2012, 05:46:00

Latest developments in the mining sector

Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) has approved the construction of the US$450 million second acid plant by Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) Plc in Mufulira as part of the current smelter upgrade project. The smelter upgrade project is aimed at enhancing the smelting capacity and the reduction of sulphur dioxide emissions by over 95 per cent. The acid plant has a design production capacity of over 850,000 tonnes per annum which is twice the capacity of the first acid plant which was installed in 2007 and currently captured and converted about 50 per cent of sulphur dioxide emissions.

The upgrade is scheduled to be completed by December 2013.

Mines Minister Yamfwa Mukanga MP says Government will introduce an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Act that will compel all mining firms operating in Zambia to disclose their production figures and all material payments they make :

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Burkina Faso:   Compaoré Quits After Army Takes Power (news)
Deutsche Welle
31 October 2014

The president of Burkina Faso has stepped down after days of protests demanding his resignation. The demonstrators had been angered by Blaise Compaore's plan to run for a fifth term in office. [read more]

Afrique de l'Ouest:   Mise en œuvre des APE sous le signe de la 'peur' (news)
allAfrica.com
31 October 2014

La signature prochaine des Accords de Partenariat Economique (APE) est sur toutes les langues. [read more]

Congo-Kinshasa:   Armed Rebels Leave 100 Dead (press release)
Amnesty International
31 October 2014

UN peacekeepers and the Congolese authorities must act urgently to protect civilians from a spate of sporadic attacks by armed rebels which has left at least 100 dead in the last month said Amnesty ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!