Metals

Chinese firm to invest in Zimbabwe Chrome smelters

smelting  sicut.atChinese firm Afrochine Smelting will invest about US$2 million to construct two smelters in Zimbabwe for processing chrome ore into high-carbon ferrochrome, low-carbon ferrochrome and ferrosilicon chrome

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Delay in securing mining permit hits Cameroon alumina project

aluminium__chris.baxterThe failure of India’s Hindalco, Dubai Aluminium Company (Dubal) and Hydromine Inc to secure mining permit has delayed the launch of the group's Cameroon Alumina Ltd (CAL) joint venture

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Tanzania to intensify action against illegal scrap metal dealing

scrap_y_Like_the_Grand_CanyonTanzania's government has announced plans to step up it supervision of the scrap metal business in order to prevent illegal scrap metal dealing, which is resulting in the vandalism of infrastructure in various parts of the country

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Kenyan construction boom sees sharp rise in steel demand

Steel rolls. (Image source: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier)From massive infrastructure developments to middle class housing, construction has led to an increased demand for steel, writes Mwangi Mumero

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Minerals shortage could cause major disruption

Seven core manufacturing industries could be seriously affected by a shortage of minerals and metalsSeven core manufacturing industries could be seriously affected by a shortage of minerals and metals

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