Archive for the ‘Democratic Republic of Congo’ Category

DRC Becomes The Biggest Country in East Africa’s Trading Bloc

Via Quartz, an article on the Democratic Republic of Congo becoming the biggest country in East Africa’s trading bloc: Trade in eastern Africa is set for a boost after officially welcoming its seventh member, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), into the East Africa Community (EAC) today (March 29). Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and […]

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What to Make of DRC’s Revenue Dispute With China Molybdenum

Courtesy of STRATFOR, analysis (subscription required) of the DRC’s revenue dispute with mining giant China Molybdenum: In the Democratic Republic of Congo, an ongoing revenue dispute regarding the massive Chinese-owned Tenke Fungurume mine is part of President Felix Tshisekedi’s broader push to increase government oversight of the country’s mining industry. However, this push is more likely […]

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In Congo, China Hits Roadblock in Global Race for Cobalt

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, an article on how Chinese firms interested in mining the DRC are running into trouble after a court ordered one of the largest to temporarily cede control of one of its mines: For more than a decade, Chinese companies have spent billions of dollars buying out U.S. and European […]

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China Built Congo a Toll Road That Led Straight to the Ruling Family

Via Bloomberg, an article on an alleged $238 million paid to transport cobalt and copper in the DRC has gone missing: For 250 hot and dusty miles, the two-lane highway cuts through central Africa, its path lined with the carcasses of trucks, buses, and minivans. But this modest road holds outsize value for global markets, connecting some […]

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Emirati Firm Builds Deep Sea Port In Democratic Republic of Congo

Via Al Monitor, an article on one Emirati logistics firms efforts to build a deep sea port for Democratic Republic of Congo: A leading Emirati logistics company began construction of a port in the Democratic Republic of Congo today. Following a ceremony, the Dubai-based DP World started work on the Banana Port, the first deep sea port in the central African […]

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On the Banks of the Furious Congo River, a 5-Star Emporium of Ambition

Courtesy of The New York Times, an interesting article on how – as the clean energy revolution upends the centuries-long lock of fossil fuels on the global economy – dealmakers and hustlers converge on the DRC’s Fleuve Congo Hotel: The lobby of the Fleuve Congo Hotel was a swirl of double-breasted suits and tailored dresses […]

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