Mining appeals tribunal takes shape
Zambia has at last launched its new appeals tribunal dedicated to settling disputes in the strategic mining sector. It is manned by several big names from the legal and mining worlds.
More than two years after the previous government placed the Konkola copper mine in liquidation in a move contested by its operator Vedanta Resources, the future of the site has still not been decided by the courts.
The rise in copper prices has lead to a reboot of exploration projects in Zambia from sector giants to juniors looking for a stockmarket listing, overshadowing the country's colossal debt and recent spat with Glencore and Vedanta.