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The China Moly Court Ruling in the DRC Shows That Tshisekedi is Still in Charge, Says Mining Expert

File image of the massive Chinese-owned Tenke Fungurume cobalt and copper mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The decision by a commercial court in the southern DR Congo city of Lubumbashi to temporarily suspend China Molybdenum’s (China Moly) management of the enormous Tenke Fungurume copper and cobalt mine (TFM) is the latest twist in an almost-year battle between the government and the Chinese mining giant.

For some perspective on the court’s ruling, CAP Editor in Chief Eric Olander spoke with CAP Francophone Editor Geraud Neema, who is also a well-known Congolese mining analyst. The following is an English translation from French that was edited for clarity. 

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