Gertler’s eastern DRC blocks on sale if US blesses controversial Israeli tycoon’s deal


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Issue 456 - 09 Mar 2022 | 6 minute read

The Tshisekedi government’s announcement that Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler’s Ventora Development would return control of its mining and oil assets to Democratic Republic of Congo puts assets back into play including the Albertine Graben blocks 1 and 2, managed by Gertler’s company Oil of DRCongo. But there are potential further complications from continued US sanctions against Gertler and over exactly what’s in the deal, writes François Misser.

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