- Cameroon to begin construction of railway line in August connecting coast to substantial iron ore deposit on Congo Republic border.
- Despite the legal dispute, Cameroon partners with China-affiliated businesses for the railway project.
- Cameroon identifies 12 new mining projects, with five scheduled to start this year.
According to the interim mines minister of Cameroon, the country is set to begin the construction of a railway line in August to connect its coast to a sizable iron ore deposit that spans its border with the Congo Republic.
Despite being sued by Australia's Sundance Resources, Cameroon has agreed to build the railway with two China-affiliated businesses in June 2021. Sundance claims that by collaborating with Chinese investors to build the Mbalam-Nabeba project, Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo broke contracts and sued for international arbitration and billions of dollars in damages.