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UNBS acquires new equipment to test composition of steel products

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), has acquired an Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES), used to test the chemical composition of steel and aluminium metal products. The machine is able to determine the amount of chemical elements as well as trace metals in steel …

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Seven dead, 23 missing in DR Congo canoe accident

Tshikapa, DR Congo | AFP | Seven diamond miners died and another 23 were missing after two canoes capsized in central Democratic Republic of Congo, government and mining officials said on Friday. Local official Kerozene Kabongo told AFP the canoes were carrying miners who dive for diamonds in the Kasai …

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DR Congo enacts law to hike tax on minerals

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo President Joseph Kabila enacted a law to hike taxes on so-called strategic metals and ordered government consultations with foreign companies worried by the change, an official said Sunday. “The law has been promulgated in the same form as was adopted by parliament,” …

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China group buys DR Congo copper mine for $2.65 billion

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | US company Freeport-McMoRan said Monday it was selling control in the Tenke Fungurume copper mine in DR Congo to China Molybdenum, giving the Chinese company a strong foothold in the country’s rich copper and cobalt reserves. Freeport-McMoRan will offload its 70 percent stake in …

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