Kolwezi


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Kolwezi

(kōlwĕz`ē), city (1984 pop. 416,122), Haut-Katanga prov., SE Congo (Kinshasa). It is a center for copper and cobalt mining. There are copper-ore concentration plants, a zinc refinery, and a brewery. Rebels attacked the city in 1978, flooding the mines.

Kolwezi

 

a city in Shaba Province of the Republic of Zaïre. Population, 45,200 (1960). Station on the railroad leading to the port of Lobito in Angola. Kolwezi is the center of the western group of mines (Kamoto, Musonoi) of the copperbelt. The city has a zinc-electrolytic plant and paint and varnish enterprises. It also has a food-processing industry. A copper and cobalt electrolysis plant is located nearby.

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CE has expanded its operations to mining client sites in Fungurume, Sakania, and Kolwezi and also plans to relocate its headquarters to a larger site in Lubumbashi in line with the growth of its business.
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He bought the storied Kolwezi copper installations from the DRC government in 2009 and "flipped" them to ENRC.
s residual claims and assets in respect of the Kolwezi Tailings project, the Frontier and Lonshi mines and related exploration interests, all located in the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, for total consideration of US$1.
This week ENRC announced the settlement of the arbitration case with First Quantum over the controversial Kolwezi Tailings asset (and the Frontier and Lonshi mines and related exploration interests) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Soon after that Anglo-American and AMF agreed to a joint venture to process the Kolwezi copper tailings, and less than a year later Union Miniere, the old Belgian hand at the Congolese mining business, owned 11 per cent of AMF.
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