October 27

Namibia Orders Police to Stop Chinese Firm’s Lithium Exports

By Nyasha Nyaungwa

Namibia’s government has ordered police to stop Xinfeng Investments from transporting lithium ore inside the country and from exporting it, accusing the Chinese miner of violating the country’s ban on critical raw mineral exports.

In a letter dated Oct. 19 and seen by Reuters on Tuesday, Namibia’s Mining Commissioner Isabella Chirchir instructed the country’s police chief Joseph Shikongo to stop any trucks carrying raw lithium ore from Xinfeng’s Kohero mine, about 250 km north west of Windhoek.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

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