Zambian farmers win pollution suit against mining company

A United Kingdom (UK) Appeals Court ruled that Vedanta, a London-listed company, owed a duty of care to a group of small-scale Zambian farmers and other community members who sued the company for pollution and loss of livelihood. The suit arose from mining activities of a Vedanta subsidiary, Konkola Copper…

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Zambia’s state-owned mining firm diversifies into agriculture

Zambia’s state-owned mining enterprise, ZCCM-Investment Holdings, is venturing into eucalyptus production, chief executive officer Pious Kasolo has announced. Kasolo said the eucalyptus production project will be established in Muchinga. “Though our company’s core assets are in the mining sector, we are making an investment in agriculture, starting with production of…

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