Paradise Papers Reveal Huge Glencore Loan for Congo Mining Rights

The leaked files provide the most detailed evidence yet of the behind-the-scenes lobbying and the money flows that helped Katanga, in which Glencore was just a shareholder at the time, acquire mining licenses. The files also raise questions about how Katanga, which was later taken over by Glencore, managed to pay a price that critics have viewed as less than the licenses' real value.

The KOV and Kamoto East pits at Katanga Mine.


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