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DR Congo Appoints First Female Prime Minister

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – In February, then-DRC Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde resigned, which led to the dissolution of his cabinet. Felix Tshisekedi, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has appointed Judith Tuluka Suminwa as the nation’s first female prime minister, the country’s presidency said on Monday. “This is the first woman to hold the prime minister’s office in the DRC since the Congo gained independence. This move will support the positive masculinity [approach] advocated by President Felix Tshisekedi,” the presidency said on X.

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DR Congo Surpasses Peru in Copper Production, Now Ranks Second in World

Copper is one of the most important minerals in the modern industrial world, as it is used in various manufacturing processes. Copper is an incredibly versatile mineral and its properties — high flexibility, conformity, thermal and electrical conductivity as well as corrosion resistance — makes it critical to the manufacturing sector. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) surpassed Peru in 2023 to become the world’s second-largest producer of copper, the media reported. Last year, according to the DRC Ministry of Mines, the country’s copper production amounted to approximately 2.84 million tonnes. The mining and energy ministry of Peru reported that the country’s output amounted to 2.75 million tonnes, according to the local media. Chile remains the leading producer of the red metal. Romulo Mucho, Peru’s Minister of Energy and Mines, reportedly stated in early March that he expects copper production to reach 3 million tonnes by 2024. However, Peru maintains its advantage over Congo in terms of copper exports. According to the reports, last year, Peru’s metal exports amounted to approximately 2.95 million tonnes, surpassing its yearly production. This was primarily due to the stocks of inventories that had been accumulated from prior years.

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DRC President Seeks Meeting With Rwandan Counterpart to Discuss Regional Instability

The dispute between Rwanda and the DRC concerns the operations of the M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo. Kinshasa has repeatedly accused Rwanda of supporting the rebels, while Kigali denies any links to the movement. The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, expressed his willingness to meet with his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, to address the instability in eastern DR Congo, the Angolan government’s press-center said, following a meeting in Luanda between Tshisikedi and Angolan President Joao Lourenço. The press center cited Angola’s Foreign Minister Téte António, who also attended the meeting to discuss the situation in East Africa. “The aim of the meeting is to put an end to the crisis in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo and to return to a lasting peace between the two countries,” the minister said. Antonio added that the responsibility for the meeting lies with the Angolan government as the facilitator of the process.

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