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Two of the world’s biggest mining and trading companies are joining forces to launch new ventures in West and South Africa

A new African empire stretching from the Sahara to South Africa is in the making as Glencore and Xstrata, two giant mining and trading companies, finalise their plans to merge into one US$90 billion resource company.

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