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Vol 6 (AAC) No 2

Published 1st December 2012


Congo-Kinshasa

Mining companies face more scrutiny

Pressure is mounting on Kinshasa to publish details of the payments it receives from Chinese state mining companies

President Joseph Kabila’s beleaguered government in Kinshasa faces growing pressure from local authorities and civic activists to step up scrutiny of Chinese mining companies in the country. This coincides with growing international pressure on the government to publish details of its secret deals to sell state assets to companies such as Israel’s Dan Gertler International, Swiss-based Glencore and the London-listed Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation.

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