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Chinese Community in the DR Congo’s Mining Belt Report More Robberies and Break-In Attempts

Photo of a suspected robber breaking into a Chinese residential compound in the southern DR Congo city of Kolwezi. Image via the Lualaba Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Chinese residents and businesses in the southern Congolese mining city of Kolwezi report an increase in armed robberies and attempted break-ins. 

It’s not clear from the accounts on the Lualaba Chinese Chamber of Commerce WeChat channel if the assailants are specifically targeting the Chinese community or if similar crimes affect other residents in the area.

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