Trafigura's cobalt partnership threatened by top management changes at Gecamines

Even though it has not yet come into force, the Swiss trader's exclusive contract for the marketing of the DRC's artisanal cobalt has been called into question by the arrival of Alphonse Kaputo and Leon Mwine at the head of Gecamines. They plan to review the entire partnership project. On the ground, meanwhile, formalisation of the mining activities concerned is running very late. [...] (767 words)
Issue dated 20/01/2022 Reading time 4 minutes
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