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“For the Umpteenth Time,” Chinese Mining Company in Zimbabwe Angrily Rejects Environmentalist Charges That It’s Operating in a Protected Area

The Zimbabwe-based Chinese-owned mining company Afrochinese Smelting rejected accusations that it is illegally operating in the Mavuradonha Wilderness Area in northern Zimbabwe. In a statement released on Sunday, the company claimed that it’s the victim of a “coordinated media campaign” that it says is “smearing” the company’s reputation.

Specifically, Afrochine is objecting to a series of videos published Saturday on Twitter by the progressive news site 263chat.com that purportedly documents the environmental destruction resulting from Afrochine’s mining activities. The company is also upset with the website New Zimbabwe for similar coverage.

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