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DRC gold at heart of Museveni and Kagame's new showdown

Rwanda's president Paul Kagame with his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni.
Rwanda's president Paul Kagame with his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni. © Xinhua News Agency/via Latin America News Agency/Reuters
Rwanda and Uganda are engaged in a tug of war over who will host the main transit route for gold mined in the DRC before it is shipped out of Africa. Both countries want the lucrative business for themselves and are hoping to force Kinshasa to choose between them, with Kigali in the lead. [...] (784 words)
Issue dated 23/08/2021 Reading time 4 minutes
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