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Week in Review: Crime, COVID and Cables

The Facebook-led 2Africa undersea data cable initiative announced that it will add three more countries to its list of landing sites across Africa. Seychelles, Comoros, and Angola will all be connected to the billion-dollar, 37,000-kilometer cable that will connect Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. In what is ...

With Smaller, Targeted Loans, China Deploys New Development Finance Strategy in Africa

The huge state-owned power construction company China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) signed a small $31.22 million contract last week to upgrade a pair of substations outside of the Ghanaian capital Accra. For a company as large as CTG a deal like this is financially insignificant, but it ...

China’s EV Battery Industry Headed in Two Seemingly Opposite Directions

Chinese chemicals manufacturer Jiangsu Lopal Tech announced a new joint venture with a Chinese fertiliser company to build a new factory to manufacture materials for use in lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries that are used to power electric cars. When fully operational, the new plant ...

China’s Ambassador to DRC Calls on Interior Minister To Personally Get Involved in the Search For Three Kidnapped Chinese Nationals

Chinese ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zhu Jing, called on Interior and Security Minister Daniel Aselo Okito Koy on Tuesday to personally intervene in the search for three Chinese nationals who went missing last week and are presumed to have been kidnapped ...

Analysts: Chinese Consolidation in the Cobalt Sector Not Likely to Impact Prices

The Chinese cobalt and copper mining giant China Molybdenum's recently announced plans to invest $2.5 billion in its already massive Tenke Fungurume Mining (photo) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo prompted new concerns that heightened Chinese control over the cobalt sector would push up prices of the ...

Assessing the Impact of Anti-China Sentiment in the Global South

In many countries in Africa, Asia, and throughout the Global South there's often a large discrepancy between perceptions of China in civil society and among governing elites. This phenomenon has been on full display recently in the Democratic Republic of the ...

China’s Enhances Its Dominant Role in the Congolese Mining Sector With Massive New $2.5 Billion Investment

The state-owned China Molybdenum Co (aka China Moly) recently announced a massive new $2.5 billion investment in its Tenke Fungurume mine (TFM) in southeastern DR Congo that aims to double its copper and cobalt output, critical raw materials used to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles. ...

China’s Control of Strategic Resources in Places Like the DRC is Becoming a Right-Wing Media Meme in the U.S.

Conservative media outlets in the United States are using China's dominance in key strategic resource markets, particularly materials used to manufacture EV batteries, as a new vector in their partisan battle against efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Former Trump administration official ...

The DRC is Now a Major Focal Point in China’s Trade With Africa

Last week's announcement by China Moly that it will invest $2.5 billion to expand its mining operations in the DR Congo highlights the growing importance of the DRC to China's broader trade agenda in Africa. While the bulk of Africa's exports ...

Mounting Anger in the DRC Following New Videos of Apparent Illegal Chinese Mining

For the past several weeks, there's been a noticeable increase in the number of videos and photos published on Congolese social media channels fuelling mounting public anger over Chinese labor and environmental practices in the mining sector. Two videos, in particular, ...
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