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Tshisekedi Says Restructured Chinese Mining Deal Will Pave the Way for $7 Billion in New Infrastructure

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi during his swearing-in Ceremony at the Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa, on January 20, 2024. Arsene MPIANA MONKWE / AFP

Félix Tshisekedi was sworn in this weekend for a second five-year term following a landslide victory in December in an election that many of his opponents say was stolen.

The president took the oath of office on Saturday before a packed crowd at Kinshasa’s iconic Stade des Martyrs. In his address, he said billions of dollars would soon be available thanks to a renegotiation of the controversial Sicomines copper/cobalt mining deal with China.

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