hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

Death toll in blast at Zambia mine climbs to 51

Author: Shapi Shacinda, Reuters, Published on: 21 April 2005

[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...BGRIMM Explosives, a division of Beijing General Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, is a major supplier of explosives for Chambishi, owned by China's NFC Mining Africa Plc, and other copper mines in Zambia...NFC Africa is 85 percent owned by China Non-Ferrous Metals Industries Foreign Engineering and Construction Group (CNFC China). Zambia's ZCCM Holdings Plc holds the remaining 15 percent stake.

Read the full post here

Related companies: Beijing General Research Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (BGRIMM) Chambishi Metals China Non-ferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering & Construction (part of China Nonferrous Metal Mining) China Nonferrous Metal Mining NFC Africa (part of China Nonferrous Metal Mining)