UAE’s DR Congo gold deal focuses concerns as US sounds alarm about sub-Saharan mining

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Issue 487 - 10 Jul 2023 - By Eleanor Gillespie | 9 minute read

Amid rising concerns about mining governance across sub-Saharan Africa – underlined by a new US advisory warning of ‘unique business risk’ – a contract awarding well-connected UAE company Primera Group the right to export and process much of Democratic Republic of Congo’s artisanal gold has attracted scrutiny and criticism within and well beyond DRC, writes Eleanor Gillespie.

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