LEBANON CONGO Issue dated 19/08/2020

Commisimpex: godfather to Lebanon's Shiites fails to reconcile Hojeij and Sassou

Nabih Berri, Lebanon's parliament speaker, has failed in his mediation between the Congolese president's office and the Lebanese CEO of Commisimpex, Mohsen Hojeij.
Nabih Berri, Lebanon's parliament speaker, has failed in his mediation between the Congolese president's office and the Lebanese CEO of Commisimpex, Mohsen Hojeij. ©REUTERS-Mohamed Azakir
The secret negotiations between Lebanese businessman Mohsen Hojeij and the Congolese president's office over their €1.2bn debt dispute were facilitated by the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri. Now weeks into the talks, revealed by Africa Intelligence, neither side is willing to budge. [...] (615 words)
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