KINSHASA Oct 19 Democratic Republic of Congo
state miner Gecamines has challenged Freeport McMoRan Inc's
sale of its majority stake in the Tenke copper mine at
the International Court of Arbitration in Paris, Gecamines said
Gecamines Secretary-general Deogratias Ngele told Reuters
that Gecamines had asserted a right of first offer following
Freeport's agreement in May to sell its 56 percent stake in
Tenke, one of the world's largest copper mines, to China
Molybdenum Co Ltd for $2.65 billion.
Freeport did not respond to a request for immediate comment.
(Reporting by Aaron Ross; editing by Jason Neely)