Digging for copper, dreaming of gold in Zambia

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China's hunger for raw materials such as copper have kept prices of the red metal high in the last few years.

Zambia is Africa's top copper producer - so the rising prices of the metal have boosted the country's economy.

While it is the case that mining companies produce the bulk of the copper that is exported, there is a growing number of individuals putting their lives at risk for the potential financial rewards on offer.

The BBC Africa's Mutuna Chanda reports from Zambia's Copperbelt province.

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