AFRICA STORIES

Changes to mining codes in Africa

Mining codes change frequently. A recent World Bank publication estimated that over a period of 20 years governments in 110 different countries had amended the local mining code – about 25 of these were in Africa.

Barrick reversed a decision to close its Lumwana copper mine in Zambia after government retracted royalty increases

Barrick reversed a decision to close its Lumwana copper mine in Zambia after government retracted royalty increases

Historically this has been in the context of encouraging foreign direct investment, frequently through pressure for change from donor agencies. More recently though, economic interests have come to the...

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