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Vol 62 No 9

Published 29th April 2021


Royalties row

Dan Gertler, who made his fortune as a go-between in many of Congo-Kinshasa's biggest mining deals, has promised to allow Congolese to 'directly participate' in the country's mineral wealth for the first time. ln an initiative dubbed Yabiso – 'it's ours' in Lingala – he plans to sell rights to the public in the royalty streams obtained through one of his many controversial deals. Such royalty rights typically go to the state, and not to private individuals like Gertler.

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