Low copper prices cripple Zambian towns
12 February 2016 Last updated at 16:45 GMT
The price of copper spent most of last year falling, which has had a profound impact on Africa's second-largest producer of the red metal - Zambia.
Copper and copper mining are major bedrocks of the Zambian economy and the effects are being felt across the country.
From the city of Kitwe in the north of Zambia, the BBC's Matthew Davies sent this report for Africa Business Report.