Focus DRC Issue dated 15/07/2019

Mining rivals Katumbi and Beveraggi settle their scores on the football pitch

French businessman Pascal Beveraggi, who recently arrived in the Katangan mining logistics market, has run into competition from the "master of Lubumbashi", Congolese politician and business magnate Moise Katumbi. Beveraggi, who is already battling with him in the courts and the media, has decided to tackle his rival, too, on his preferred battleground, the football pitch. We recount their race for trophies and mining contracts. [...] (1986 words)
Moise Katumbi, wearing a TP Mazembe jersey, salutes supporters in the club stadium in Lubumbashi.
Moise Katumbi, wearing a TP Mazembe jersey, salutes supporters in the club stadium in Lubumbashi. ©Reuters
French businessman Pascal Beveraggi, who recently arrived in the Katangan mining logistics market, has run into competition from the "master of Lubumbashi", Congolese politician and business magnate Moise Katumbi. Beveraggi, who is already battling with him in the courts and the media, has decided to tackle his rival, too, on his preferred battleground, the football pitch. We recount their race for trophies and mining contracts. [...] (1986 words)
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