Focus DRC Issue dated 15/03/2021

Tshisekedi's advisers split over response to $617m arbitration award

The arbitration ruling won by Dig Oil against the DRC has put the head of state's advisers at loggerheads. Felix Tshisekedi's inner circle are pressing him to seek a settlement with the South African oil company, while one of the country's legal advisers is pleading for an energetic legal counter-attack. The sum at stake is close to $617m. [...] (1184 words)
Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo. ©Carsten Koall/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom/MaxPPP
The arbitration ruling won by Dig Oil against the DRC has put the head of state's advisers at loggerheads. Felix Tshisekedi's inner circle are pressing him to seek a settlement with the South African oil company, while one of the country's legal advisers is pleading for an energetic legal counter-attack. The sum at stake is close to $617m. [...] (1184 words)
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