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Millions to be invested in mining fund

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved, in June 2010, a US$25mn equity investment in the second New Africa Mining Fund.

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License approved for Tanzanian mining operation

Kastan Mining Limited’s mining license applications have been approved by the Honorable William Ngeleja, Minister, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, covering approximately 70 square kilometres in the Kilosa District of Tanzania, an area rich in copper as well as gold, silver and other minerals.

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New packaged explosives plant in Zambia commissioned

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AEL Central Africa, part of the international AEL Mining Services group, recently commissioned a new packaged explosives (PEX) plant at its main operational hub in Mufulira in the Zambia Copperbelt to meet the growing demands in the region and ensure reliability of supply.

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SA rental company purchases 12th hydraulic breaker

In April 2010, Enzo Plant Hire (E.P.H.) from Gauteng Province, South Africa, took delivery of its 12th Atlas Copco MB 1700 hydraulic breaker.

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Copper production climbs in Zambia

Copper production in the first quarter in Zambia rose to 174,407 from 170,948 tonnes produced in the corresponding period last year, according to a statistics report from the Bank of Zambia (BoZ).

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