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21 April 2005

Death toll in blast at Zambia mine climbs to 51

Author: Shapi Shacinda, Reuters

[A] blast at a Zambian mine...killed at least 51 people..."...We do not believe that anyone inside the blast area survived,' said Wang Aide, managing director of the Chinese-owned BGRIMM Explosives Plant, on the premises of Chambishi copper mine.....

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19 February 2006

China's investment, clout in Africa cause concern

Author: Laurie Goering, Chicago Tribune

All told, Chinese investment on the long-neglected continent has mushroomed from $10 billion in 2000 to $18 billion in 2003...China's willingness to deal with rogue regimes, to overlook public corruption and to push ahead with projects regardless of...

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9 August 2006

African resentment against China grows [Zambia]

Author: Reuters

When Chinese investors bought struggling copper producer Chambishi Mining Plc, miners in this Zambian town gave them a heroes’ welcome for averting its closure...Three years on, resentment is rising openly against the new owners, NFC Africa [part of...

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28 September 2006

China's African embrace evokes memories of the old imperialism

Author: John Reed, Financial Times

Today China - as an emerging economic colossus hungry for raw materials - is back in Zambia as a direct investor. Like past foreign patrons, the Chinese are taking no chances with their new prize. In July six workers at the Chinese-owned Chambishi...

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2 February 2007
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Author: Afrik.com

...[L]es ouvriers zambiens reprochent aux entrepreneurs chinois d’ignorer les lois du travail et de spolier les richesses naturelles. Hu Jintao doit ainsi visiter lors de son passage la mine chinoise (Non-Ferrous company, African Mining of China ...

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28 October 2007

[PDF] Undermining development? Copper mining in Zambia

Author: Action for Southern Africa, Christian Aid, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

...[T]his report argues that Zambian society is deriving few of the advantages of copper mining while suffering many of the disadvantages...The evidence gathered...questions and challenges [the] reliance on self-policing and host-country regulation....

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6 March 2008

Zambians sacked over China attack [Zambia]

Author: BBC

Some 500 Zambian mine workers have been sacked after rioting and attacking a Chinese manager...seven union officials have also been arrested. The Chinese manager at the Chambishi copper smelter in northern Zambia was admitted to hospital...The protest...

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2 June 2009

Controversial Chinese Firm Given Another Copper Mine [Zambia]

Author: Kelvin Kachingwe, Inter Press Service News Agency

The desperate need to find an alternative investor for the closed Luanshya Copper Mines (joint venture International Mineral Resources, Bein Stein Group Resources) in Zambia’s Copperbelt has not prevented some Zambians from fiercely opposing the...

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21 January 2010

Zambia: Sata accuses China and Malaysia investors of slavery

Author: Lusaka Times [Zambia]

Chinese and other Asian mining firms in Zambia are creating “slave labour” conditions in Africa’s top copper producer, with scant regard for safety or local culture, the main opposition leader said...Patriotic Front leader Michael Sata...said the...

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16 December 2010

Is China greening Africa?

Author: Stephen Marks, Co-ordinator of the Fahamu China in Africa project, Pambazuka News [UK]

Is China smartening up its environmental and social act in Africa? It certainly wants to be seen as doing just that. One telling example was the recent Chinese government-sponsored ‘top Chinese enterprises in Africa’ competition, won by China Road and...

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