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Was a Chinese Mine in the DR Congo Looted After the President Paid a Visit? The Mining Minister Says No, But Video Says Otherwise

DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi visited the Anhui Mining Investment Company (SACIM) that was later purportedly looted. Image via @Presidence_RDC.

The DR Congo’s Mining Minister Antoinette N’samba is trying to quell accusations that the Chinese-owned Anhui Mining Investment Company (SACIM) was ransacked by looters last week after she and President Félix Tshisekedi visited the facility in the central Kasai Oriental province.

Soon after the presidential visit, videos began to appear online showing what appears to be widespread looting. But because SACIM did not register any complaints or report any damage, N’samba insists that nothing happened there.

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