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Focus CONGO-K Africa Intelligence 25/03/2019

Congolese lithium capital Manono set to come under Kabila clan control

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. Zoe Kabila, the brother of former president Joseph Kabila, wants to have himself elected as governor of Manono. [...]
The city of Manono represents a strategic challenge for lithium exploration.
The city of Manono represents a strategic challenge for lithium exploration. ©Indigo Publications
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. Zoe Kabila, the brother of former president Joseph Kabila, wants to have himself elected as governor of Manono. [...]
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