CONGO Issue dated 16/03/2021

Pointe-Noire oil refinery: the Congolese government gives legal backing to ghost project

Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso.
Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso. ©Sebadelha Julie/Abaca Press/Reuters
Chinese firm BFDI is busy obtaining the necessary authorisations to begin building an oil refinery in Pointe-Noire, a project the Congolese government first tried to set up in 2014 before its American investors pulled out. [...] (330 words)
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