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How China wrested control of the Congo’s critical minerals (David Uren, The Strategist)

China’s system of bankrolling its state companies may be entrenching great inefficiency in its economy but has delivered it unchallenged dominance in the critical minerals required for advanced technologies.

How China wrested control of the Congo’s critical minerals | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)

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Democratic Republic of the Congo Uganda

Who are Islamic State’s affiliates in Congo and Uganda? (Hereward Holland, Reuters)

Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo have announced joint operations against an Islamic State-linked militia based in eastern Congo, which is blamed for a string of recent bombings in Kampala and killing hundreds of Congolese civilians.

Explainer: Who are Islamic State’s affiliates in Congo and Uganda? | Reuters

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Democratic Republic of the Congo Uganda

After air raids, Uganda sends troops into DRC to hunt ADF (Al Jazeera)

Ugandan troops have crossed into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as part of a joint operation against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an armed group that both neighbouring countries accuse of massacring civilians.

The two countries said early on Tuesday the group, the deadliest of dozens of militias plaguing the DRC’s mineral-rich east, had been bombarded with artillery and air raids. Ugandan army spokeswoman Flavia Byekwaso said in a statement that “targets were accurately hit”.

After air raids, Uganda sends troops into DRC to hunt ADF | News | Al Jazeera

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi orders mining licences audit (Al Jazeera)

Felix Tshisekedi, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has demanded a ban on issuing and trading mining permits until the country’s mining registry has been audited, a measure aimed at combatting fraud within the sector.

Tshisekedi told ministers he wanted to end the squandering of mining assets by unnamed political actors and officials involved in the administration of the mining register, which records mining concessions, according to minutes of the meeting seen by Reuters news agency on Saturday.

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi orders mining licences audit | Mining News | Al Jazeera