Police investigate murder of a Chinese worker at cement plant quarry in Democratic Republic of Congo

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Police are investigating the murder of a Chinese worker at the quarry of a cement plant that is being built near Kolwezi, the capital of Lualaba province. The employee of Carrilu was killed in an attack on the site by ‘bandits,’ according to the Agence France Presse. Two other people were also assaulted in the incident. Armed attacks against businesses and residents have been reported regularly in the region.

The Lualaba Carrilu cement and lime plant is a project being managed by China-based Zijin Mining Group. It is expected to start operation in autumn 2020.

Last modified on 24 August 2020

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