Glencore confirms Congo security presence at mine
Glencore on Thursday confirmed Democratic Republic of Congo armed forces were in the area around a copper and cobalt mine run by the company, a week after a landslide there killed 43 miners.
Congolese security forces began evicting illegal miners from the mine on Thursday, local activists said.
Glencore said the armed forces presence follows a growing presence of “illegal” artisanal miners throughout industrial mining concessions in the Kolwezi area.
(By Noor Zainab Hussain; Editing by Toby Chopra)