DRC / Zambia / Respective review of mining contracts: F. Tshisekedi and Hakainde Hichilema, two “Game-changers” for investors in the sector

The Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia are two border countries which are going through a similar economic situation in connection with their mineral wealth, most of which has been ceded to Chinese companies. Felix Tshisekedi for the DRC, three years after coming to power, ordered since last July the re-visitation of mining contracts, most of which were signed with Chinese companies. Likewise for his newly elected Zambian counterpart, Hakainde Hichilema, who just declared on Friday, September 10, that his new government would implement policies to reduce the budget deficit,…

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F. Tshisekedi at the head of the AU: can the DRC play its leadership role in peace and security in Africa? (Tribune by Simabatu Mayele Sims Nono)

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During the opening ceremony of the 34th session of the Conference of Heads of State of the African Union on February 6, 2021, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo His Excellency Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo officially received hands of the outgoing president of the AU commission Moussa Faki Mahamat the flag and the hammer, symbol of the power in exercise of the African Union 2021. This transfer of power marks a decisive turning point for the DRC of which the power of the president of the republic is…

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DRC-Chebeya: the protection of C. Ngoy, the remains of F. Bazana, General Djadjidja, new elements for the reopening of a state crime

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After being tried during a trial, any legal case can be re-examined as soon as new elements emerge that challenge the decision rendered. This review is part of the so-called extraordinary remedies, although it can be requested only in very limited cases. Thus in view of the new elements in connection with the arrest of Christian Ngoy on September 3, 2020 in Lubumbashi, the damning testimonies of Hergil Ilunga wa Ilunga and Alain Kayeye Longwa on the airwaves of the RFI, the role played by General Zelwa Katanga, says “Djadjidja”…

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Press Release: More Tanzanian human rights victims join UK legal action against Barrick

(London, 14 August 2020) – Three more Tanzanian victims have joined a legal claim in British courts against Barrick Gold subsidiaries for serious human rights violations at the company’s North Mara gold mine in northern Tanzania. Barrick’s subsidiaries have now been served with the proceedings relating to the new claims with the final documents being served last Friday (7 August). The initial claim was issued in the British High Court in February 2020 on behalf of seven human rights victims against Barrick Tz Limited, formerly known as Acacia Mining, of…

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Viral Sex Video Gets Zambia’s Education Minister Fired

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Hon David Mabumba, has served within Zambia’s Cabinet of Ministers since 2016, but was recently caught in quite an unusual setting. Zambia’s Minister of Education Hon David Mabumba has been fired, according to a statement from the country’s president President Lungu, after a sex clip of a man strongly resembling the official was leaked online. Mabumba, 49, was released from his post “with immediate effect”, the president noted, without providing specific reasons for his decision. But the announcement took place shortly after a video featuring someone looking very much like…

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