Chinese Company Dismissed as Operator of Cobalt Mine in Congo

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has betrayed the Chinese owner of one of the world’s largest copper and cobalt mines; this is a big victory for the government of Congo, which is trying to become a bigger player in the global clean energy revolution. The decision, which dismissed the mine’s Chinese leadership […]

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

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The lobby of the Fleuve Congo Hotel was a swirl of double-breasted suits and tailored dresses one April morning. Shiny gold watches dangled from wrists. Stilettos clacked across marble floors. Smooth jazz played as men in designer loafers sipped espressos. Situated on the banks of the muddy, furious Congo […]

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

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The lobby of the Fleuve Congo Hotel was a swirl of double-breasted suits and tailored dresses one April morning. Shiny gold watches dangled from wrists. Stilettos clacked across marble floors. Smooth jazz played as men in designer loafers sipped espressos. Situated on the banks of the muddy, furious Congo […]

Congo Overthrows Mine Leader Amid Cloud of Corruption Allegations

The head of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s state mining company was sacked on Friday after long-standing allegations that billions of dollars in revenue were lost. Albert Yuma Mulimbi, who has been president of the company since 2010, was replaced by Congo President Felix Tshisekedi a few days after The New York Times. published […]

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