DRC province rejects ban on copper concentrate exports

Apr 22, 2013 | 10:46 AM |

Tags  DRC ban, Katanga province, Moise Katumbi, Martin Kabwelulu, Tom Wilson, Africa Practice, copper, copper concentrates copper exports

WINDHOEK, Namibia — Moise Katumbi, the powerful governor of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) Katanga province, home to the country’s copper heartlands, says the province will defy a central government directive to ban exports of copper and cobalt concentrates.

Opposing Kinshasa, the country’s capital, Katumbi rejected a directive signed by mines minister Martin Kabwelulu and finance minister Patrice Kitebi Kibol Mvul that bans exports of unrefined copper and cobalt after 90 days, arguing that he was not consulted (amm.com, April 18).....

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