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The DR Congo Government Now Has Sicomines in its Sights as the Investigation Into Chinese Mining Contracts Advances

DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi standing next to Sicomines Director-General Li Sheng during a visit to the Chinese joint venture mining company in May. Photo via Xinhua.

The Congolese government started its review of Chinese mining contracts trying to land a big fish, by launching a commission to investigate China Molybdenum’s massive Tenke Fungurume (TFM) cobalt and copper mine in southern Lualaba Province.

Now, the government confirmed to Reuters that it’s set its sights on the whale of Sino-Congolese mining deals, by officially opening an inquiry into the $6 billion Sicomines infrastructure-for-resources joint venture.

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