Archive for the ‘Democratic Republic of Congo’ Category

The DRC: World’s New No. 2 Copper Supplier

Via Bloomberg, a report on the DRC’s continued growth in copper production: The Democratic Republic of Congo displaced Peru as the second-biggest copper exporter last year, official data from the two countries show, in a changing of the guard for the mining industry. While the numbers used in the chart below refer to shipments rather […]

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US Reviews $250 Million Investment in Congo-Angola Rail Link

Via Bloomberg, a report that the US Development Finance Corp. is conducting due diligence for a potential $250 million financing package for the Lobito Atlantic Railway Corridor, which runs from Ndola in northern Zambia north through the southern Democratic Republic of the Congo and central Angola to the port at Lobito: US International Development Finance […]

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U.S. Apathy Paved the Way for China in Africa

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, commentary on the need for the U.S. to rethink how it engages Africa around true competition and tangible deliverables, meaning things that Africans need and want: In April 1997, toward the end of the protracted demise of the United States’ longtime Cold War client Mobutu Sese Seko, the U.S. ambassador to […]

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Paul Kagame, Crystal Ventures, and Rwanda’s New Economic Diplomacy

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at how – over the past two years – Rwanda has been aggressively expanding its businesses, including the commercial wing of President Paul Kagame’s party, Crystal Ventures, and its foreign-focused subsidiary, Macefield Ventures. These expansions have reached countries such as the Central African Republic, Mozambique (where the Rwandan […]

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Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Kenya… Top-Performing Economies In Africa

Via The Africa Report, a look at the top performing economies in Africa: The continent is experiencing an uneven economic recovery, with significant variations from one country to another, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s “Africa’s Pulse” report. Inflationary pressures, threats of recession, and declining investment have contributed to a weak economic […]

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China Battles West for Raw Material of the Future

Via Spiegel International, a report on the battle for minerals in the DRC: The Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to perhaps the largest lithium deposit in the world. China is eagerly trying to get its hands on the valuable resource, but the concession is controlled by an Australian company. Work-hungry locals are hoping […]

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