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Pressure From the Government & IMF Mounting on Chinese Mining Companies in the DRC

File image of the processing plant at China Molybdenum’s Tenke Fungurume mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi is again turning up the pressure on Chinese mining companies with his drive to re-evaluate mining contracts that were negotiated under his predecessor’s tenure.

During a Council of Ministers meeting on Friday, the President ordered the ministers of infrastructure and mines to provide a full report on the status of “technical and financial details of Sino-Congolese contracts” at the next cabinet meeting.

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