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Sicomines is Bracing For a Brutal Report From the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

The Sino-Congolese mining giant Sicomines is already trying to discredit a highly-anticipated report by the Congolese branch of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative even before the NGO’s findings have been published.

Radio France Internationale and other media outlets published highlights of a preliminary draft of the report that unambiguously condemned Sicomines governance and called for the joint venture to be dissolved. The report also alleges that Sicomines has not lived up to its obligations to build infrastructure and, in sum, has been largely disadvantageous to the DR Congo.

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