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DRC: President Tshisekedi drives a wedge between state and foreign mining operations

By Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala
Posted on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 15:29

Congolese President Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, alongside Wang Qishan, vice-president of the People's Republic of China, during the Peace Forum, in Paris’ Porte de la Villette, in November 2019. Bruno Lévy for Jeune Afrique

DRC's government under President Félix Tshisekedi intends to implement new measures to prevent foreign operators from illegally exploiting mining sites. Chinese companies are not the only ones being targeted by these measures.

“The prime minister has called on the government to crack down on the perpetrators of this situation, which is also being facilitated by the presence of armed groups that prevent state control,” the Congolese prime minister’s office says.