New blog post: Repurchasing the Family Silver: Zambia nationalises its copper mines again

In January, the Zambian Government bought back two of the country’s copper mines which were privatised in 2000. The greatest impact of the mines on the daily lives of local residents is their impact on the local environment: air pollution and water contamination. The government’s decision to purchase the mines raises local expectations regarding its ability to ‘end’ pollution, Duncan Money and Jennifer Chansa write in their contribution to the ASCL Africanist Blog.