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Saturday December 24th, 2022 day edition

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Winston Chitando following the export ban said: “No lithium-bearing ores, or unbeneficiated lithium whatsoever, shall be exported from Zimbabwe to another country except under the written permit of the minister.”.

The directive excludes mining companies which build processing plants, deputy mining minister Polite Kambamura said.

He told Quartz that if Zimbabwe continues to export raw lithium then it shall go nowhere.

“We want to see lithium batteries being developed in the country.

Zimbabwe is on track to become one of the world’s largest lithium exporters and the government expects that it will meet 20% of the world’s total demand for lithium when it fully exploits all known lithium resources.

Lithium is the new gold as the world shifts to clean energy, especially in the field of electric vehicles.

The demand for lithium has increased and compared to 2021 its price has soared by more than 180%. »

West Point moves to vanquish Confederate symbols from campus

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The United States Military Academy, as West Point is officially known, was established in 1809 along the bank of the Hudson River in upstate New York.

More than a half-dozen of the commission’s recommendations for West Point involve Lee, who graduated second in his class in 1829 and later served as superintendent.

Two other Confederate officers in the commission’s crosshairs were West Point grads P.G.T. Beauregard and William Hardee. »

Police: 19-year-old killed in shooting at Mall of America

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Two first responders and an ambulance are seen at the entrance to Nordstrom at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., after reports of shots fired on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A teenager was killed during a shooting at the Mall of America on Friday that sent frightened customers at the nation’s largest shopping center racing into a lockdown just before the holiday weekend, police said.

The lockdown lasted for about an hour before the mall tweeted that shoppers were being sent outside. »

Microsoft claims FTC's lawsuit against Activision Blizzard buyout is unconstitutional

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Microsoft has issued its response to the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against its planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

The FTC has claimed the $69bn deal would let Microsoft suppress its games industry competition.

Microsoft reiterated that it intends to release Activision Blizzard games day and date on Xbox Game Pass, something it is currently unwilling to negotiate with the FTC. »