Democractic Republic of the Congo Mining News

US Lithium to mine for copper, nickel, cobalt in Canada’s Saskatchewan

The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.

US mulls scaling back ‘conflict minerals’ rule

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reconsidering the rule, which requires companies to trace and report whether their products contain minerals from a war-torn part of Africa.

Congo’s cobalt production set to soar despite claims of child labour

Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.

China snaps up $4.5bn worth of overseas mining assets in just six months

Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.

Fresh wave of Chinese firms to go after Congo’s riches — report

Faced with declining domestic production, China's top copper company — Minmetals — said earlier this year that the "only solution” was going overseas, and many are following its steps.

Illegal gold trade in Congo still benefiting armed groups, foreign companies

Illegally acquired and exported gold from the mineral-rich eastern Congo keeps filling the pockets of some foreign companies as well as armed groups, a new report shows.

Illegal mining in Congo wiping out gorilla populations

Fewer than 3,800 Grauer gorillas still live in the wild, down from 17,000 in 1998 due mainly to illegal mining for coltan and other minerals, a report shows.

Glencore says all seven workers dead after Katanga mine accident in Congo

The company had suspended operations last year, but work on maintenance and an $880 million modernization project to cut costs at the site was ongoing.

Death toll at Glencore's Katanga mine in Congo climbs to 3

The casualties were carrying out maintenance at the bottom of the 250-metre pit.

Landslide at Glencore Katanga mine in DRC leaves 2 dead, 5 missing

Causes of the wall collapse at the open pit KOV mine are still unclear.

African Potash stock up on fresh potash finding in Congo

The miner intersected multiple potash seams at the second exploration drill hole at its Lac Dinga potash project.

Global cobalt

Most of the world’s cobalt is mined in Africa and the majority of Africa’s cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo.