Spotlight | DRC
Beijing, privileged military partner of Kinshasa

Felix Tshisekedi and Xi Jinping in Beijing on May 26, 2023.
Felix Tshisekedi and Xi Jinping in Beijing on May 26, 2023. © Thomas Peter/POOL/AFP
China is ramping up its military and industrial presence in the DRC, driven by the Congolese military's substantial needs in its fight against M23 rebels in the east. In doing so, Beijing is also consolidating its long-established influence in the country. [...]
Published on 24.01.2024 at 05:40 GMT Reading time 4 minutes Maxime Paszkowiak
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