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Mining in the DRC

Proposed DRC tax could boost Swedish cobalt project

9th February 2018 If the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) applies its plan to more than double tax on two-thirds of the global cobalt supply, high-grade energy metal deposits explorer and developer Sienna Resources says this could potentially increase the cost of the critical battery metal just as the world... 

Mining code reform feasible, encouraged

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th February 2018 It is possible, and even necessary, for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to pursue a reform of its 2002 mining code tax regime and find a compromise acceptable to all parties, according to findings of international nonprofit policy and research institute the National Resource Governance... 

MINING REFORM 
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s revised mining code will aim to address gaps in transparency and community development
MINING REFORM The Democratic Republic of Congo’s revised mining code will aim to address gaps in transparency and community development

Bisie project to benefit from forecast tin shortfall

By: Simone Liedtke     10th February 2017 The Bisie tin project’s Mpama North prospect in North Kivu province in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the most significant tin deposits in the world, Alphamin Resources CEO Boris Kamstra explains to Mining Weekly - no other undeveloped tin asset has as... 

NEW LIFE
The Bisie tin project and surrounding development has breathed new life into the economic activity of the local communities of North Kivu
NEW LIFE The Bisie tin project and surrounding development has breathed new life into the economic activity of the local communities of North Kivu

Producer does part to fight abuse of children in artisanal mining

10th February 2017 Natural resources provider Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) has partnered with international foundation Good Shepherd Sisters to fund its Bon Pasteur Alternative Livelihood programme, which aims to help break the cycle of violence and abuse endured by children in artisanal mining communities in the... 

FIGHTING CHILD LABOUR
The Good Shepherd organisation is particularly focused on supporting children who work in artisinal mines and are involved in the worst forms of child labour
Photo by Loes Schalekamp
FIGHTING CHILD LABOUR The Good Shepherd organisation is particularly focused on supporting children who work in artisinal mines and are involved in the worst forms of child labour

Specialist aims to step up offering at Kibali

By: Simone Liedtke     10th February 2017 Condition-monitoring specialist WearCheck hopes to discuss with the engineering management team whether there is an opportunity to roll out its reliability services at the developing Kibali gold mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where it opened its eleventh laboratory last year. 

Specialist aims to step up offering at Kibali
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