When torrential rains destroyed a bridge that some 5,000 Copperbelt residents relied on for going about their daily business in February 2016, Mopani Copper Mines Plc was not directly impacted. Nor was the mine affected by the July 2018...
The Copperbelt is the heart of Zambian rugby. Each town has its own rugby team, with the level of support and facilities varying from club to club. Since Mopani Copper Mines stepped in as the main sponsors of Mufulira...
We sat down to meet the charismatic person behind one of Mopani’s most important roles – Chief Services Officer, Senga Chitoshi – and found out how a “girl from Muf” ended up in the same industry as her father,...
First Quantum Minerals (FQM), best known in Africa as the operator of Zambia’s Kansanshi and Sentinel mines, has created an inspiring and entirely unique storytelling platform to give the world a glimpse into how its people contribute to their...
What was your dream when you were at school? What did you want to become? To be honest, when I went to school – this was in the former Rhodesia – career aspirations were limited to the professionals that we...
To bring the best out of a rural school, building classrooms and providing textbooks are not enough; leadership training for teachers and headmasters is pivotal in unlocking a school’s full potential. This is what First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mine in...
When Barrick Lumwana Mine agreed to build a new $5.5million dam on the Lumwana East River to provide clean drinking water for farmers and livestock, they had no idea it would end being much more. “Initially, there were some concerns...
How do you design a mining town that doesn’t depend on the mine? With a clear vision, significant financial resources and good town-planning skills. That’s the logic which has underpinned the design of Kalumbila a revolutionary mining town bordering...
It is undeniable that quality education is one of the key elements to unlock the African continent’s enormous potential for growth. Unfortunately, the quality of education is still lacking in most African countries. According to the Africa-America Institute’s State of...
Six days a week, 165 km a day, five hours of cycling – that’s the gruelling training regimen that Zambia’s national cycling team is subjected to in their intense preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. This video...

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