“Chinese language officers are responding to a spate of latest assaults impacting Chinese language nationals working within the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s mining trade,” Stratfor wrote on its web site on December 1. “Heightened insecurity and the potential evacuation of Chinese language residents will hurt mining operations, and these elements can also stress the continued renegotiations between Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi and Chinese language extractives firms.”
In response to Stratfor, an assault on November 24 towards an artisanal gold mine in Ituri province left 4 folks lifeless, together with two Chinese language nationals.
In a separate incident, 5 Chinese language residents have been kidnapped close to a mine in South Kivu province on November 20, Stratfor mentioned.
(This text first appeared in The Northern Miner)