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Vol 65 No 6

Published 14th March 2024


How Brussels was caught out by the Kivu war

The proxy war between Kinshasa and Kigali is derailing the European Union's plan to secure critical minerals

Three days after an angry meeting between Congo-Kinshasa's President Félix Tshisekedi and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame on 16 February in Addis Ababa over the escalating regional conflict, the European Union announced a memorandum of understanding with Kigali on the export of critical minerals for the energy transition.

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