The Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa’s biggest copper producer, told miners to halt any project expansion requiring more power amid a shortage that will take years to resolve, according to government documents.
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila looked set to extend his 10-year rule as the U.S. joined other governments warning that the mineral-rich country’s election results may trigger violence.
The death of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s senior business adviser may trigger a power struggle in one of Africa’s biggest mineral- producing countries, said analysts including Thomas Wilson at London-based consulting firm africapractice.
Democratic Republic of Congo authorities presented to reporters more than 100 people allegedly involved in a Feb. 27 attack on President Joseph Kabila ’s residence and a military camp in Kinshasa, the capital.
Mining companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo including Glencore Xstrata Plc and Randgold Resources Ltd. face “serious risks” as the country’s 2016 elections approach, Liberum Capital Ltd. said.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, Joseph Kabila, called for a stronger mandate for United Nations peacekeepers to help combat a rebellion in the east that has forced almost 1 million people from their homes.