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The date had been ticked off the Congolese diplomatic agenda for several months. Ministers, advisors, diplomats … A vast delegation walked the aisles of the Scottish Event Campus of Glasgow alongside Felix Tshisekedi on 2 November 2021.
Was COP26 the highlight of the mandate of the Congolese president at the head of the African Union (AU)? In Kinshasa it was said that it would be the culmination of the DRC’s “return to the world stage”. The language had been worked on for weeks. “My country, with its massive forests, peat bogs, water resources and strategic minerals, presents itself as a solution to the climate crisis,” Tshisekedi said at the podium.
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This is an attractive proposition since DRC is home to the majority of the Congo Basin forest, the world’s second largest lung. However, the management of the Congolese forestry
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