DRC Issue dated 02/10/2020

Sicomines: the EITI aims to find out if the DRC is able to pay its debt to China

A copper and cobalt mine operated by Sicomines in the DRC.
A copper and cobalt mine operated by Sicomines in the DRC. ©JP/DH/Reuters
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) will try to quickly discover if the mineral deposits mined by Sino-Congolese joint venture Sicomines are sufficent to enable the DRC to repay China's investment costs in the venture or if China should be given free access to other sites, as the agreement at the origin of the project provides. [...] (512 words)
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