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DRC now Africa’s biggest copper producer

A tumultuous start to the year has seen copper prices tumble, threatening growth in Africa’s leading producer nations. But whatever the future holds, the DRC …

The DRC’s Katanga Province Return of the Copper King

With its huge reserves of mineral wealth, Katanga is the richest province in the DRC. However, years of turbulent politics and neglect of the mining industries had reduced the province’s economy to a shadow of its glory in the 1980s. But Katanga is now back and under the vigorous leadership of its governor, Moïse Katumbi Chapwe, is on the road to full recovery.

Copper shakes off early malaise

The rise and fall in the price of copper is regarded as an accurate bellwether to the health or otherwise of the global economy. It …