Democratic Republic of Congo Mining News

This Congo project could supply the world with lithium

The DRC has a stranglehold on crucial battery material cobalt, but central African nation also has potential to become major lithium player.

Congo's Gecamines to boost stake in Boss Mining JV to 49%

The state miner is moving to increase its take from joint ventures with international miners such as Glencore and China Molybdenum, which it accuses of not bringing enough money to the country.

Congo mining revenues jump 147% in first 9 months of 2018

DRC has collected $1.21 billion in revenues from its mining sector over the first nine months of 2018.

Ivan Glasenberg places a dirty $36B bet: Chris Bryant

Glencore’s coal business should be a license to print money for several more years.

Congo triples levy on cobalt with strategic-minerals decree

Congo is Africa's top copper producer and mines more than 60 percent of the world's cobalt

Congo state miner in production-sharing deal with Chinese firm

Production sharing agreements align the interests of the two partners because the risk now weighs more on the investor than on Gecamines.

Management shake-up at Glencore costs copper chief Mistakidis his job

Company veteran and coal chief Peter Freyberg, has been appointed as the head of industrial mining assets, a newly created role.

Congo state miner blames foreign investors for underdevelopment

Congo is Africa’s biggest copper producer and the world’s largest source of cobalt.

Eurasian Resources secures electricity supply for Frontier copper mine in DRC

Frontier mine is a cornerstone of ERG’s copper business and is situated on the DRC-Zambia border.

DRC cobalt deposits not 'that old'

By analyzing the age of known deposits, researchers get clues of where to find unexplored ones.

Tin pioneer Kay Nimmo named in Top 100 Women in Mining

Nimmo was selected for the Top 100 listing based on criteria such as perseverance in the face of adversity and a trail-blazing approach.

Congo's 9-month copper output up 8.7%, cobalt nearly doubles

Congo is Africa's top copper producer and the world's leading miner of cobalt.

Congo lifts export ban on Glencore's copper and cobalt unit

Katanga Mining and its Kamoto copper and cobalt mine is one of Glencore’s most important growth projects.

Barrick Gold eyes more copper assets in Congo – executive

Barrick Gold is interested in buying more copper mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Incoming COO of Africa and the Middle East region

China plumbs ocean depths to extend its cobalt lead

China, the leading holder of international deep sea exploration licences, increases its lead in the race for alternative sources of battery minerals by taking samples from cobalt-bearing mountains deep in the Pacific.

Congo state miner wants meeting over Katanga cobalt-export

“They are taking unilateral decisions that we haven’t verified, that we haven’t certified” - Gecamines President, Albert Yuma

Global cobalt glut won't be stemmed by Glencore Congo output stoppage

Disruptions to cobalt supplies in the DRC are not expected to eradicate a glut of the material used to make batteries for electric vehicles, thwarting hopes that prices can be boosted from their lowest since March last year.

Ivanhoe Mines shares jump as it finds new copper-rich area in Congo

Exploration drilling at the Kamoa North prospect area, which forms part of the company's Kamoa-Kakula mining licence, has defined two new, continuous corridors of shallow and high-grade copper mineralization.

Congo opposition reneging on unity boosts Kabila protege

Kabila’s anointed successor in power would raise the risk of instability in a key supplier of the metals used in electric vehicles and mobile phones.

Cobalt prices could rally 30% by mid-2019

Glencore's suspension of Congo exports shows how cobalt production expansion plans can go awry.

Glencore's radioactive news may help give cobalt its buzz back

Glencore Plc’s sudden discovery that some of its cobalt is radioactive couldn’t have come at a better time.

Car battery pioneer says new breakthrough will lower cobalt use

The technique could lower cobalt content to as little as 4 percent of battery cathodes, from about 20 percent needed in some now.

Glencore’s Congo unit halts cobalt exports from Kamoto mine

The temporary suspension comes as Katanga found excessive levels of uranium in the mine's ore.

Barrick, Newmont said to be in talks to merge Nevada operations

Experts believe the US firm could achieve $300 million in operating and cost savings from combining its mines in Nevada with those of the Canadian rival.

Electric car demand fuelling rise in child labour in DR Congo – campaigners

"There is absolutely no way any company in the world could assure its consumers that the cobalt in its products is not tainted by child labour."