Russian Romanov heir's understated African interest
Best man at Gueorgui Romanov's wedding, businessman Konstantin Malofeev has also been running a small finance structure focused on Africa for the past year.
Zoé Kabila, the brother of the ex-Congolese president, has grand ambitions for his term as governor of Tanganyika: to create the conditions for his province to become a DRC mining and industrial hub and thereby establish the family stronghold as a leading commercial player in the country.
After getting involved in the pro-Russian Donbass region of Ukraine, the Russian tycoon Konstantin Malofeev has taken an interest in Africa. He has donated two kit-set laboratories to the DRC to help the country fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
While he continues to wrestle with his predecessor Joseph Kabila over the composition of his cabinet, Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi has surrounded himself with a team of mining advisors. Either already working for the president or on a more informal [.
Though he enjoys the stature of an opponent of Joseph Kabila's regime, Felix Tshisekedi (aka ‘Fatshi') won the presidential election on 30 December at the price of an implicit understanding with his former adversaries. With a minority in the National [.