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Darius was born and grew up in the Luanshya district of Zambia’s Copperbelt Province. He graduated from the University of Zambia (UNZA) in Lusaka in 2004 with a BSc in chemistry, and worked as an Environmental Project Assistant with the Advocacy for Environmental Restoration Zambia (AREZ) group at UNZA School of Mines.

In 2005 he took up a position as Graduate Chemist at Nchanga Mine in Chingola, owned by Konkola Copper Mines plc, where he progressed through the ranks to become Acting Head of the Analytical Services Department. During this time he also gained a Diploma in Business Management from the Association of Business Executives, UK. He is currently Assistant Superintendent: Technical in the Analytical Services Department at the Mufulira mine site of Mopani Copper Mines plc.

Apart from the SAIMM, Darius is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the Chemical Society of Zambia (he is current secretary for the Northern Region), and the Engineering Institution of Zambia.

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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
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    West Africa focussed Kodal Minerals has extended its Sogola-Baoule prospect’s strike length at the company’s Bougouni lithium project, in southern Mali, to over 1 000 m, following results from 15 reported drill holes in March. The mineral exploration and development company further highlighted that the Sogola-Baoule strike length remains open along strike and assays are pending for an additional 39 drill holes.
  • Glencore goes from crisis to crisis with possible bribery probe
    It’s becoming hard to keep track of all of Glencore’s legal battles in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The world’s biggest commodity trader is facing the possibility of a bribery investigation by British prosecutors over its work with Dan Gertler, an Israeli billionaire and close friend of Congo President Joseph Kabila.