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“I Have Had Enough!” DRC President Étienne Tshisekedi Hints He’s Ready to Take on Chinese Investors Over Unfair Contracts

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo. Ludovic MARIN / AFP

DR Congo President Étienne Tshisekedi ventured to the heart of the country’s cobalt mining territory to personally deliver a warning to foreign investors (read Chinese) that unfair mining contracts are going to be re-negotiated. On Thursday, the president traveled to the city of Kowlezi in the southern province of Katanga where foreign investors run around 40 mining operations — 30 of which are owned by Chinese entities.

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