KOLWEZI, Democratic Republic of Congo The prime minister of Democratic Republic of Congo will sign a decree in the coming days to designate cobalt and other minerals as "strategic" and therefore subject to higher royalties, Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu said on Saturday.
KOLWEZI, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sept 15 (Reuters) -
T he prime minister of Democratic Republic of Congo will sign a
decree in the coming days to designate cobalt and other minerals
as "strategic" and therefore subject to higher royalties, Mines
Minister Martin Kabwelulu said on Saturday.
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