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Geraud Neema on What DR Congo President Tshisekedi Hopes to Achieve During His Four-Day Visit to China

Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi and his wife were joined by a 300-member delegation as they board a flight to Beijing where they embark on a four-day state visit. Image via the DRC presidency.

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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