Félix Tshisekedi couldn’t have wished for anything better to launch his second term as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On 19 January, on the eve of his inauguration, an agreement was reached between his government and the Groupement d’Entreprises Chinois (GEC), a Chinese consortium, as part of renegotiations on the so-called ‘contract of the century’.
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