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Unpacking the CMOC Deal: What Do We Know So Far?

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

The newly-announced deal between the Chinese mining giant CMOC and the DRC’s state mining company Gécamines is raising many questions. We asked our Francophone editor Christian-Géraud Neema, who is also an expert on DRC mining, to clue us in:

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE TERMS OF THE DEAL?

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