BBC WORLD SERVICE: The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, is scheduled to start a five-day visit to China today. It’s his first official visit to Beijing. And among other things, the president wants to formally overhaul a $6 billion deal called the Sicomines Agreement.
The deal was the most significant Chinese investment project in Africa when it was signed back in 2007. However, after a review by the DRC’s auditor early this year, Kinshasa now thinks a figure initially agreed should be considerably higher.
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