20 February 2013
The Zambian government has seized a Chinese coal mine, after it revoked the mine’s license over safety concerns.
The Zambian mining minister Yamfwa Mukanga said that the government would continue to run the Collum Coal mine until “suitable investor was found”.
"Collum coal mine has failed to consistently provide employees with approved personal protective equipment" he told a press conference. He added that the mine also failed to pay royalties or declare how much coal was produced.
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