Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

DRC President Inaugurates New Chinese-Built Hydropower Plant

DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi commissioned the new 240 megawatt Busanga power station that is part of the Sicomines resources-for-infrastructure deal. Video via @PatrickMuyaya

Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi opened the floodgates of the new Busanga hydropower station on the Lualaba River in southern Lualaba province’s copper/cobalt belt.

There’s a certain irony in Tshisekdi inaugurating this particular project given that it’s part of the massive $6 billion “deal of the century” that led to the creation of the Sino-Congolese joint venture Sicomines which the president has criticized repeatedly.

  • 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.