How Félix Tshisekedi got his Gulfstream back
The Congolese president, fed up with travelling on expensive privately hired planes, has recovered the state-owned Gulfstream that had been grounded in Spain for six years due to unpaid repair bills.
The DRC is coming under increasing pressure to comply with a 2018 arbitration award of hundreds of millions of dollars in favour of South African junior Dig Oil over the delayed attribution of Cuvette Central blocks.
After having reigned over Congo-K for the last 22 years, the Kabila family needs to invent a new future for itself. Having left the presidential throne to Felix Tshisekedi in January, the clan has been working for the last two months on plans to fall back on its native Tanganyika province in eastern Congo-K, and, more specifically, to the town of Manono, which, in recent years, has become the capital of African lithium prospecting.