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Botswana blocks at least 100 copper trucks from Congo over Ebola fear

Posted by ipso facto @ 10:12 on August 28, 2014  

Botswana has barred entry to anyone traveling from the Democratic Republic of Congo to prevent an Ebola outbreak in that country from spreading, leaving more than 100 trucks carrying copper from Congo stranded at a border crossing.

The vehicles, hauling copper to South Africa from the continent’s biggest producer of the metal, have been in neighbouring Zambia since Monday, when they were denied entry into Botswana, The Times of Zambia reported.

Congo was the world’s sixth-largest producer of copper last year, according to U.K.-based commodity-research company CRU Group, and the largest producer of cobalt, a mineral used in rechargeable batteries.

more http://www.mining.com/botswana-blocks-at-least-100-copper-trucks-from-congo-over-ebola-fear/

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