Thursday, 28 February 2019

Congo’s former president awarded oil block in UNESCO heritage site

Congo’s former president awarded oil block in UNESCO heritage site
28 February 2019, Kinshasha — Former Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila in December awarded an oil drilling licence that overlaps a wildlife-rich UNESCO world heritage site, according to official records, reviving concerns about environmental protections. Congo, Africa’s leading copper producer, has long aimed to boost oil output above 25,000 barrels per day but corruption … More »

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