Modeste Bahati, architect of the resumption of gold mining in Luhihi?
It seems the Senate president Modeste Bahati Lukwebo, who is also a leading player in the South Kivu business world, may have played a key role in the decision of the province's governor to authorise the resumption of gold mining in Luhihi. [...]
Games budget soars as head honcho awards village contract without tender
Didier Tshiyoyo, the man suddenly in sole charge of the Francophone Games, has bypassed normal procurement procedures to get the athletes' village built in a no-bid contract worth $113m, more than the events' entire original budget. [...]
Beijing beckons to Tshisekedi
Xi Jinping's regime has invited the Congolese head of state to visit Beijing later this spring to discuss economic cooperation between the two countries. The invitation comes as Washington, which has made a dramatic return to the DRC since the election of Felix Tshisekedi, is closely scrutinizing Chinese activity in the country. [...]
Tshisekedi's investment adviser Jean-Claude Kabongo does business on both sides of the Congo River
As well as being the DRC's ambassador to the business world, Felix Tshisekedi's influential special adviser is careful to take care of his own oil product trading interests. In this area, he relies on the close links he has forged with members of the Sassou Nguesso family. [...]