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Vol 64 No 13

Published 22nd June 2023


Tshisekedi gives away gold rights to UAE

Kinshasa stands to lose revenues worth tens of millions of dollars in opaque deal with company linked to Abu Dhabi's national security advisor

In one of the most egregious mining contracts signed so far by President Félix Tshisekedi's government, he has endorsed the award of 'exclusive rights' over the country's entire artisanal gold, tin, tungsten and coltan (3T) production for the next 25 years to Primera Group Ltd, a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based company.

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