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Cobalt to be declared a strategic mineral in Congo

A man enters one of the tunnels dug with shovels in the Shinkolobwe Cobalt mine outside of the town of Likasi, in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, April 10, 2004. Photo: SCHALK VAN ZUYDAM/AP/SIPADemocratic Republic of Congo will declare cobalt and coltan, used in electric vehicle and renewable energy technology, as "strategic" minerals which will earn the country higher royalties, an advisor to the prime minister said on Wednesday.

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DRC's business scene: a miner, a startupper and a central banker

Kalaa MpingaIt takes grit to keep pushing projects in turbulent  times. Meet miners with big projects, a young startupper and a central banker looking to create stability

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'We must invest in education': DRC's mining vice-president

 

17481.HRJohn Kanyoni, Vice-president, Chambre des Mines, DRC, talks about the need to invest in education

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Africa's top 500 companies: Mining bounces back from the bottom

 

Philip MostertMiners began producing better results in 2016 due to improved prices, and that trend is due to carry over into 2018

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International miners join forces to fight Congo mining code

June 30, 2016: Congolese President Joseph Kabila waves as he and others celebrate independence for DRC in Kindu, Congo. Photo: .AP Photo/John BompengoInternational miners operating in Democratic Republic of Congo are mounting a coordinated campaign to overturn a new mining code that they say will stifle investment in the country, Randgold's chief executive told Reuters on Monday.

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Betting on DRC's mineral boom

 

Gwenn Dubourthoumieu pour JAGovernment revenue from mining is rising as prices and production go up, but campaigners point to troubles in the management of funds from the sector

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