The Tenke Fungurume mine is one of the biggest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Reuters
The Tenke Fungurume mine is one of the biggest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Reuters

Congo sends in troops to guard Chinese-owned copper mine amid fears of human rights abuses

  • Military says soldiers are to ward off illegal miners but watchdog group says move is dangerous and could be counterproductive

Topic |   China-Africa relations
The Tenke Fungurume mine is one of the biggest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Reuters
The Tenke Fungurume mine is one of the biggest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Reuters
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