June 5, 2023 /Environment/ — The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) ordered Mwembeshi Resources Limited to cease all mining and construction activities in Lower Zambezi National Park on May 31, 2023. The order was made after ZEMA found that the company had violated a number of environmental conditions pertaining to the Kangaluwi copper mine.
The Kangaluwi copper mine is a proposed open-pit mine located in Lower Zambezi National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mine has been controversial since its inception, with environmental groups and local communities raising concerns about the potential impact of the mine on the environment and the local economy. Continue reading