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Mozambique has attracted two of the world’s largest mining companies – Brazil’s Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) and the Anglo-Australian multinational Rio Tinto – to extract coal from the huge fields in Tete province. In 2010, Vale and Rio Tinto were the second and third most valuable mining companies on earth, worth $ 169 and $ 83 billion respectively. Vale has already developed a $ 1.3 billion Moatize coal mine in Mozambique and made its...
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