North and South Kivu inspired by Katanga's model for gold and 3T exports
The procedure for exporting minerals from North and South Kivu is an administrative headache, a situation that the DRC employers' federation believes leads to smuggling of gold and the 3Ts to its neighbours. The organisation is calling for the creation of a single exports processing station. [...]
Modeste Bahati, architect of the resumption of gold mining in Luhihi?
It seems the Senate president Modeste Bahati Lukwebo, who is also a leading player in the South Kivu business world, may have played a key role in the decision of the province's governor to authorise the resumption of gold mining in Luhihi. [...]
Katumbi ally Prince Kihangi resumes hostilities against Alphamin over Nord Kivu tin mining
North Kivu activist Prince Kihangi, who recently became an MP, has been battling for years with tin mining company Alphamin. In January, however, he took his grievances to the DRC mines minister just as Moïse Katumbi, whom he supports, is forging closer relations with President Félix Tshisekedi. [...]
Zoé Kabila aspires to transform Tanganyika into the new Haut-Katanga
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. [...]
Congo's $619m hot potato: who's to deal with Dig Oil over crippling arbitration award?
The DRC is coming under increasing pressure to comply with a 2018 arbitration award of hundreds of millions of dollars in favour of South African junior Dig Oil over the delayed attribution of Cuvette Central blocks. [...]
World Bank deepens its investigation into China's SZTC's roadworks in Kivu provinces
Some 60 cases of rape and sexual violence were recorded by local residents during the renovation of the road between Goma and Bukavu. The World Bank, which is financing the project, continues its work of identifying and compensating victims. [...]