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Vol 6 (AAC) No 5

Published 1st March 2013


Zambia

Collum Coal Mine takeover

The government finally takes action on the problems besetting the Chinese-owned mine – just after announcing Sata’s first official visit to Beijing

After declining previous invitations, on 15 February President Michael Chilufya Sata announced his maiden trip to China would finally take place in April. China has invited the President to attend and deliver a keynote speech at the annual Boao Forum. Five days later, on 20 February, Sata’s Patriotic Front government cancelled the three mining licences for the notorious Chinese-run Collum Coal Mine. Nonetheless, the President and his government are keen to emphasise that their engagement with China and its investors will remain strong.

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