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11 January 2017

Zambia: Govt. agencies investigate 7 multi-national mining firms over pollution of major source of drinking water

Author: Paul Shalala, The Zambian Analyst (Zambia)

"Zambia Investigates seven major mining firms for pollution", 10 Dec 2016...

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5 September 2012

China Investment Brings Jobs, Conflict to Zambia Mines

Author: Peter Wonacott, Wall Street Journal

[M]iners at Chinese ventures complain about safety, low pay and conflicts that have spiraled into a spate of shootings… [R]ioting workers at a coal mine in southern Zambia killed a…Chinese supervisor, running him over with a mining cart…a Collum...

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5 January 2012

[Video] King Cobra and the Dragon [Zambia]

Author: Al Jazeera

China's increasing engagement with Africa has become a subject of great controversy. The country's commercial interests in Africa have been called a new form of colonialism by some in the West, but many Africans say that China is a better partner than...

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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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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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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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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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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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