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Congo set to offer tax facility to UAE investors
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will offer a tax facility to the UAE investors and sign an agreement to protect investments and boost bilateral trade between the two countries, says its President.
China Is the biggest winner from Africa’s new free trade bloc
AfCFTA was supposed to usher in a new era of continental trade and economic growth—but Beijing’s not letting that happen.
How ‘blood mineral’ traders in Rwanda are helping fund Congo rebels – and undermining global supply chains
New evidence from a UN report and a high-profile investor arbitration case is casting a spotlight on Rwanda’s role in sophisticated smuggling networks that extract gold and coltan from Congolese conflict zones and funnel the strategically important minerals illicitly into global supply chains.
DR Congo, Rwanda sign three agreements on bilateral cooperation
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda signed on Saturday three agreements on bilateral cooperation after a meeting between the two heads of state in Goma.
Congolese port users welcome Kenya, DRC trade deal
Congolese businessmen hope that the trade, transport and security deals signed between Kenya and the DRC will lead to increased business for them at the Port of Mombasa.
Glencore, Randgold form group to challenge Congo law changes
Randgold is considering launching international arbitration if Congolese President gives his assent to the legislation.
Congolese mines minister mum on whether controversial new code has been made law
International mining companies, which include Randgold, Glencore and China Molybdenum, have said they will challenge the new law through international arbitration, and are lobbying Kabila not to sign it.
S. Korea, DR Congo share need for bilateral investment treaty
South Korea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo see the need to sign a bilateral investment treaty "as soon as possible" so that Korean companies can develop mines and seaports in the DRC
Congo Airways Airbus stuck at Dublin - Kinshasa alludes to «vulture fund subterfuge»
Pursuant to the ruling of an Irish court, Airbus A320 of Congo Airways, RDC’s new national airline company, is blocked at Dublin airport. The Congolese authorities are not excluding the hypothesis of “vulture fund subterfuge”.
Zambia, DRC agree on free trade
Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a bilateral trade agreement that will see enhanced trade between the two countries
Kenya to conclude economic partnership pact with EU
Three remaining contentious issues will be dealt with by next month, according to the Kenyan government, which will be good news for horticulture farmers who have been worried that their market access will be compromised if Kenya loses its privileges in the EU market.
Angola, DRC slow down FTA
The SADC Secretariat has achieved little progress in getting Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo to joining its trade liberalisation process, the Free Trade Area, which has been in existence for nearly three years now.
Spain extending its reach into Africa
Spain has expanded its presence in Africa by recently signing trade agreements with Egypt and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The agreement with Egypt includes regular bilateral summits similar to Spain’s annual meetings with Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Both agreements will facilitate the entry of more Spanish companies into Africa.
China to lend Congo $5 billion in latest Africa foray
The draft accord signed on Monday foresees Chinese companies gaining copper/cobalt, gold and nickel concessions under repayment deals that would also include toll revenues from the roads and railways to be constructed.