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Namibia bans unprocessed ore exports in move to increase beneficiation

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Issue 487 - 29 Jun 2023 - By Marc Howard | 5 minute read

Following controversy around a Chinese-backed lithium project, the Namibian government has banned exports of unprocessed critical mineral exports in a bid to encourage the development of more domestic processing. Six other projects with integrated processing plants for lithium, graphite and cobalt are, however, making advances, write Marc Howard and Our Namibia Correspondent.

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