DR Congo

China to Launch Second African Satellite

After launching a second satellite for Venezuela, Chinese state media reports China is now planning for a launch of a second African satellite. This announcement comes amid recent tensions in Africa surrounding the murder of two...

Soccer Match Sparks Anti-Chinese Riots in DR Congo

Perceived bias on the part of a Japanese referee triggered unrest in Lubumbashi, a centre of Chinese activity in the copper mining industry: those involved apparently mistook the man’s nationality. From the BBC: Reports...

Donors Press Congo over $9bn China Deal

Western donors are putting pressure on the Democratic Republic of Congo not to accept Chinese financing for a minerals-for-infrastructure deal, valued at $9 billion. From the Financial Times: Most western donors have said they...

China Concerned over Situation in DR Congo

From Xinhua: At a special session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Friday, a senior Chinese diplomat commented that China is very concerned over the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “Judging...

The Curse of Leopold

An opinion piece in Britain’s Prospect Magazine argues that China’s exploitation of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s natural resources is behind the violence and turmoil in the country: History is mocking the...

How China Has Created a New Slave Empire in Africa

In the Daily Mail, Peter Hitchens gives a dramatic perspective on the living and working conditions of laborers in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo working for Chinese companies: These poor, hopeless, angry people...

China to Seal $9bn DR Congo Deal

BBC Video report: After decades of civil war, the Democratic Republic of Congo is about to sign an agreement with China who will provide $9 billion worth of investment in rebuilding infrastructure in exchange for the...



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