Africa Mining Logistics: Strike blocks Zambia–Tanzania copper export rail route

Railway workers on a key copper freight line between Zambia and Tanzania have gone on strike, halting operations on the loss-making route, the railway authority said on Tuesday. The Tazara line brings copper from Africa’s two largest producers, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia, to the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam for export. Much of the copper from both countries is also moved by road.

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