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Congo President Supports Predecessor's Mining Policies

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A conveyor belt deposits processed rock ore onto a dump in Kibali, Democratic Republic of Congo.

A conveyor belt deposits processed rock ore onto a dump in Kibali, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg 

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new president appeared to offer support to his predecessor’s defining mining policies, which are opposed by international investors active in the country.

“We will clean up the business climate through the popularization of the new mining code and the conclusion of the win-win contracts,” Felix Tshisekedi said Saturday in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. “I will be attentive to the grievances of the mining operators through a permanent dialogue.”