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Mozambique: Chinese Mines Create Tensions With Populations

In addition to HMM, three additional prospecting licences were granted in the region, to the also Chinese Africa Yuxiao Mining Development Company, also present in Montepuez (Cabo Delgado), Stelio Timóteo Marimba and Malaca Miners, covering an area of 610 km2 of dunes and the miombo forest - one of the only two remaining forests of this tree in the country.
The HMM compensation process through payments to local communities in Nampula has been challenged for ignoring the dimensions of each farmland previously occupied by these communities, but the Ministry of Agriculture has put itself on the side of Chinese interests. READ MORE