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DRC’s brewing political storm creating risks for the mining sector

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With the government of President Joseph Kabila showing no interest in relinquishing power, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) looks set to be entering a period of deepening political crisis. Kabila will exploit the weakness and disunity of the opposition, while the international community will struggle to impose a solution in the absence of compliance from the government or credibility for the opposition. Mounting concerns over DRC’s political trajectory will likely continue to create volatility in the spiking cobalt market, presenting opportunities and risks to the industry.

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Roddy Barclay is Head of the Intelligence and Analysis team at africapractice. In this role, he heads up a team of political risk analysts and business consultants operating across the continent. Roddy has been advising businesses investing and operating in Africa for over eight years. He works closely with our team of consultants across the continent to deliver advisory support on managing political and regulatory risk, and broader stakeholder relations.


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