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Resource nationalism on the rise in DRC as Covid-19 bites

A series of measures implemented in recent weeks by the Congolese government suggests resource nationalism is once again on the rise in the troubled African nation, while a Covid-19-related shutdown in Haut-Katanga could weigh heavily on copper production from the key mining province.

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Ivanhoe Mines' Kamoa-Kakula project is about 25km west of the town of Kolwezi and 270km west of the provincial capital of Lubumbashi

The DRC government is looking to shore up its finances at short notice in a bid to qualify for a formal loan programme with the IMF, due to be approved in April.