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Namibia cancels Chinese miner’s lithium licence after being ‘misled’

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Issue 484 - 14 May 2023 - By Marc Howard | 8 minute read

Xinfeng Investment’s mining licence 243, which the Chinese firm intended to use to build a lithium mine and processing plant, has been revoked by the Namibian government, which said it was misled. There had been significant local opposition to Xinfeng’s plans, and a history of controversy surrounding the licence, write Marc Howard and Our Namibia Correspondent, in a special feature jointly published with Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.

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