• Kolwezi tailings project

    Kolwezi is a town of about 200,000 people in the Katanga Province of the DRC. It has been a mining center for 100 years. The main river valley is filled with tailings, and there are extensive pits, waste rock dumps and tailings deposits. The air is polluted by windblown tailings. Infrastructure such as roads, water supply and management, schools and hospitals was once good, but as of 2004 it ...

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  • Project for responsible artisanal cobalt mining in Kolwezi ...

     · Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo – With the pilot project "Cobalt for Development", the BMW Group, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics yesterday kicked off their crossindustrial initiative aimed at improving working conditions of the people working at an artisanal cobalt mine site in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

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  • Hundreds of NGOs sign open letter calling to halt "illegal ...

     · Speaking at the first ever Congolese Tourism Week, held in the mining city of Kolwezi earlier this month, Nsimba gave his backing to both Sombwe in .

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  • First Quantum Minerals suspends Kolwezi Tailings Copper ...

    (Barry Seargent, ) African coppergold miner First Quantum on Wednesday announced suspension of the build of the Kolwezi tailings copper mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, following actions taken by authorities characterised by First Quantum as "illegal". Heat around the US593m mine, 65% owned by First Quantum, and currently described as 65% complete, started .

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  • mutanda mining kolwezi contact details

    mutanda mining kolwezi democratic republic of the congo. mutanda mining kolwezi contact details. overview mutanda mining sarl is a copper ore mining in lubumbashicongo democratic rep the company is loed at km east of kolwezi ntact information. mutanda mining agencies of recruitment mutanda mining agencies of to lubumbashi maize r k from mutanda mine congo to about careers our blog .

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  • DRC : Illegal miners vs security forces: an exasperating ...

     · At the end of April, Kinshasa sent a delegation of Congolese army officers to Kolwezi, the capital of Lualaba, for talks with local authorities with the aim of finding a way of both appeasing the mining firms and removing the illegal diggers without resorting to the police or military, whose deployment within mining concessions President Felix Tshisekedi banned in 2019 (Africa .

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  • Mine collapse: At least 19 illegal miners killed in DR ...

     · 27 June 2019. At least 19 illegal miners were killed on Thursday after part of a copper mine collapsed in southeastern DR Congo, Swissbased mining giant .

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  • REPORT METALKOL ROAN TAILINGS RECLAMATION PROJECT ...

    Kolwezi is the provincial capital and principal city of Lualaba Province. The N39 National Highway connects Kolwezi with Mutshatsha and the Angolan border to the west and with Likasi, Lubumbashi and the Zambian border to the east and southeast. The SNCC railway passes through Kolwezi and the PER652 permit area and

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  • Inside the DRC's Artisinal Mining Industry

    Inside the DRC's Artisanal Mining Industry. August 16, 2013. People carry bags of cassiterite (tin ore), coltan, which is used in mobile telephones and computers, and manganese down a hill from the Mudere mine near Rubaya (Photo Credit: Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images). By Audrey Gaughran, Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International.

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  • The Dark Side of Congo's Cobalt Rush | The New Yorker

     · Kolwezi was founded in 1937 by the Union Minière du HautKatanga, a mining monopoly created by Belgian royal decree. These colonialists may not have matched the atrocities of .

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  • Illegal mining claims at least 14 lives in DR Congo

     · In June, more than 40 illegal miners died at a copper concession in Kolwezi, southeastern DR Congo, that was operated by Kamoto Copper Company (KCC), a subsidiary of Swiss company Glencore. Kyanga said the illegal mine in Kampene had been operating for around a decade, a situation that underscored "the lack of oversight and the inactivity by state bodies". Tags: Dr Congo Illegal .

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  • Illegal mining on the increase in DRC's Katanga province ...

     · Illegal mining is on the increase in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, regional governor Moses Katumbi said Friday.

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  • Gécamines

    Deziwa Mining Company. Deziwa Mining Company SAS is a joint venture company based in Kolwezi, owned by Gécamines at 49% and the Chinese firm China Nonferrous Metal Mining (CNMC) at 51%, which aims to develop Deziwa's copper and cobalt deposit.

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  • Kamoto Copper comments on death of 19 illegal miners in DRC

     · Kamoto Copper Company has observed a growing presence of illegal artisanal miners throughout its industrial mining concessions in the Kolwezi area. This has led to daily intrusions onto its concession by on average 2,000 illegal artisanal miners per day. This has presented a significant risk to its employees, operating equipment and the illegal artisanal miners themselves. Tragically, there ...

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  • Project for responsible artisanal cobalt mining in Kolwezi ...

     · Together with authorities in the province of Lualaba, the project has selected a legal artisanal mine site nearby Kolwezi to pilot the approach. "Sustainability is an important aspect of our corporate strategy and plays a key role in expanding electromobility. We are fully aware of our responsibility: Cobalt and other commodities must be extracted and processed under ethically .

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  • Mine collapse in Congo: At least 43 fatalities ...

    The dramatic incident occurred on Thursday, July 27, 2019 in the Kolwezi region when 2 galleries inside the mine, that was operated by Glencore, a British–Swiss mining company, gave way. According to Glencore, the miners entered the site illegally, a phenomenon that has started to become common in its operations as about 2,000 unlicensed miners enter the mines putting their lives at great ...

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  • News on Illegal mining |

    Displaying items by tag: Illegal mining; Rocscience Inc.'s Rocscience Online Course: 2D 3D Slope Stability Analysis (November 23) begins on Nov 2nd 2021. More . Create a free account and view content that fits your specific interests in geotechnical engineering Learn More. Register . News on Illegal mining. First scientific findings on Myanmar's mine landslide disaster in 2020 . Jun, 29 ...

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  • Send in the troops: Congo raises the stakes on illegal mining

     · Send in the troops: Congo raises the stakes on illegal mining. By Ross. 9 Min Read. DAKAR (Reuters) A Congolese army officer arrived in .

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  • Hundreds of NGOs sign open letter calling to halt "illegal ...

     · By Soraya Kishtwari Over 200 Congolese and international NGOs have signed a widely circulated open letter ahead of COP26 calling on the DRC government to crack down on "illegal activities" in protected planned construction of a hydroelectric plant in Upemba National Park to supply electricity to mining companies is feared to pose a threat to.

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  • The future of artisanal mining in the DRC

     · The deaths of the 43 miners on 27 June at Glencore's mine in Kolwezi exposed these risks. While there is no record on the amount of deaths attributed to cobalt mining in the DRC, according to research by Siddharth Kara, as many as 2,000 illegal miners are dying a year. Much of this illegally mined cobalt leaks into the global supply chain via refineries in China, ending up in batteries, cars ...

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  • Congo police arrest 20 protesters over mining dispute ...

     · Congo police arrest 20 protesters over mining dispute. At least 20 people were arrested in Congo Thursday when they protested the authorities' decision .

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