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Copperbelt mineral exports dry up after hike in cross-border tolls
Several haulage companies have stopped exporting minerals mined in the DRC and are restricting themselves to transport operations within the country, claiming that tolls imposed when crossing into Zambia are prohibitively high. [...]
Truckers in the Copperbelt forced to re-enact Mad Max at the hands of the Chinese
The arrival of Chinese companies at copper-cobalt deposits in the DRC and Zambia has upset traffic on mineral evacuation routes. They are forcing road transporters to contend with extremely low prices, leaving them no choice but to fight the terms of each new contract and redistribute market shares among the African ports. [...]