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Angolan Logistics Management Tender Will Increase Chinese Influence

File image of the Lobito train station in Angola.

The Angolan government is currently deciding which of two China-linked consortiums will manage a transport link that could significantly speed up shipments of strategic minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The corridor includes the Chinese-built 1,344 km Benguela rail line linking Lobito port with the border of the DRC. It will speed up mineral shipments from the DRC that currently pass through South Africa’s port of Durban.

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