Zambia: Largest Solar Plant Complete

Zambia: Largest Solar Plant Complete

President Edgar Lungu has commissioned a 54-MW solar power plant, as the construction of the Bangweulu plant reached completion. The plant is Zambia’s largest renewable energy project, constructed at a cost of $60 million. The solar power plant under the Bangweulu Power Company Limited is a JV of the Industrial Development Corporation and Neoen, a French company. The World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar Project awarded a contract to Neoen to construct a 100 MW solar…

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Africa Mining: “Zambia will enforce copper import tax” – Mining Minister

Africa Mining: “Zambia will enforce copper import tax” – Mining Minister

Zambia is determined to enforce a new 5 percent copper import duty, as part of a plan to keep a greater share of mineral resource profits for the country and tackle its debt, Mining Minister Richard Musukwa said.

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Africa Mining: Zambia’s mining investment arm ups stake in Copperbelt Energy

Africa Mining: Zambia’s mining investment arm ups stake in Copperbelt Energy

Zambia’s mining investment arm ups stake in Copperbelt Energy Zambia’s state mining investment arm is increasing its shareholding in Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) by four percent, its CEO said on Monday.

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Africa Energy: World Bank to Fund Zambia Electrification

Africa Energy: World Bank to Fund Zambia Electrification

The government of Zambia will see funds from the World Bank in the amount of $26.5 million to enhance electricity access across rural areas. The project has been funded by a financial credit and will be implemented by the Rural Electrification Authority and ZESCO (the state-owned power company in Zambia).

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Africa Mining: First Quantum calls off massive job cuts in Zambia

Africa Mining: First Quantum calls off massive job cuts in Zambia

First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) has scrapped plans to lay off 2,500 workers in Zambia over an increase in mining taxes, and has committed to extend talks with the southern African nation’s government over the issue.

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