Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

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.

  • Get a daily email packed with the latest China-Africa news and analysis.
  • Read exclusive insights on the key trends shaping China-Africa relations.
  • Full access to the News Feed that provides daily updates on Chinese engagement in Africa and throughout the Global South.

China, Africa and the Global South... find out what’s happening.

Subscribe today for unlimited access.

What is The China-Global South Project?


The China-Global South Project is passionately independent, non-partisan and does not advocate for any country, company or culture.


A carefully curated selection of the day’s most important China-Global South stories. Updated 24 hours a day by human editors. No bots, no algorithms.


Diverse, often unconventional insights from scholars, analysts, journalists and a variety of stakeholders in the China-Global South discourse.


A unique professional network of China-Africa scholars, analysts, journalists and other practioners from around the world.