Lubumbashi

 

Mining

Mining is the big industry in Katanga and attracts many other service industries alongside it.

Copper and cobalt being the main minerals to be mined in the area.

Although gold, diamonds, manganese and many other minerals are also to be found here.

Consequently many mining companies have their headquarters in Lubumbashi.  Some of the larger mining companies in the area include Tenke Fungurume, Ruashi Mining, MCK, MMR, and CREC.

The Gecamines slag heap (pictured below) towers over parts of the city, it is seen by some as the symbol of the city!  It has reduced considerably in height in recent years as the processing plant is working to extract cobalt with new technologies that weren’t available when the slag was first deposited on this site.

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Social projects in the area

Kimbilio: Kimbilio Progress 2013 http://t.co/N4kvIWgXuo
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Kimbilio: Kimbilio opens day centre for street girl's this week in Lubumbashi.
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MSF in DRC: RT @MSF_USA: The crisis in eastern #Congo ruthlessly persists. http://t.co/L7HWQxmqru A revolving cast of militias fight the armed forces a…
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MSF in DRC: Medical care in line of fire in Democratic Republic of Congo! Medical facilities must be safe, neutral spaces #DRC http://t.co/8oh5e1RAaZ
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MSF in DRC: RT @ICRC: We remind all parties to the conflict in #DRC that international #humanitarian law protects civilians and must be respected at al…
12:08 PM May 29, 2013
MSF in DRC: Fighting this weekend between #FARDC and #MaiMai in Shamwana #Katanga leaves several dead. MSF team at hospital treats two wounded #DRCongo
2:31 PM May 27, 2013
MSF in DRC: RT @MSF_france: En #RDC, l’équipe #MSF évalue l’évolution des mouvements de population et se tient prête à intervenir http://t.co/bH9qUa914i
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