Category:Union Minière du Haut Katanga

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English: The Union Minière du Haut Katanga (UMHK) was a Belgian mining company, once operating in Katanga, in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly, Congo Free State, from 1908, Belgian Congo, from 1972, Zaire). It was created on October 28, 1906, as a result of a merger of a company created by Léopold II and Tanganyika Concessions Ltd (a British company created by Robert Williams, which started prospecting for minerals in 1899, and was granted mining concessions in 1900), in order to exploit the mineral wealth of Katanga. It was owned jointly by the Société Générale de Belgique, Belgium's largest holding company (which controlled 70% of the Congolese economy) and Tanganyika Concessions Ltd. Some of the remains of the UMHK form part of the present day company Umicore.
Français : L'Union minière du Haut Katanga (UMHK) fut un groupe industriel minier belge établi au Katanga, dans l'actuelle République démocratique du Congo (anciennement État indépendant du Congo et, à partir de 1908, Congo belge, puis Zaïre de 1972 à 1997).


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