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You can't ignore the Copperbelt

Despite a number of challenges the riches of the Central African Copperbelt continue to attract large amounts of investment on both the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia portions of one of the world’s great mineral regions.

Together they form the greatest concentration of industry in sub-Saharan Africa outside South Africa. After years of being second to Zambia in terms of production, DRC overtook its neighbour in 2013.