Congo's Conflict Minerals: US Companies Struggle …

A boy sorts through rocks while looking for gold at a mine in Mongbwalu, Congo, March 27, 2006. Gold is one of the so-called conflict minerals from war-torn regions where the mineral trade has ...

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Congo's Conflict Gold Rush: Bringing Gold into the Legal Trade in …

There are also two industrial mining consortia producing conflict-free gold in eastern Congo: Banro and AngloGold Ashanti/Randgold Resources, which collectively exported 17.4 tons of gold in 2014 worth roughly $700 million, a major development over the past three years. But much more effort is needed to build a clean gold trade.

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The Problem with "Conflict Minerals" - Dissent Magazine

The Problem with "Conflict Minerals". In the early 2000s, activists began to campaign against the extraction of "conflict minerals.". Today, violence continues unabated in eastern Congo, underscoring the misguided frameworks governing transnational intervention. A creuseur, or digger, descends into a copper and cobalt mine in Kawama ...

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Congo Mining - Suluhu

While it is beyond doubt that so-called 'conflict' minerals have played a huge role in the eastern Congolese political economy (such as other economic activities, cattle, land use, agricultural …

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Chinese Company Removed as Operator of Cobalt Mine in Congo

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sidelined the Chinese owner of one of the world's largest copper and cobalt mines, a …

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The Mining Industry, Conflict, and the Church's Commitment in …

In 2019, the links between the extractive industry and the escalation of conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were documented in a report to the UN Security Council.For over two decades, experts on the Great Lakes region, including diplomats, researchers, NGOs, and journalists, have identified the looting of mineral resources in the …

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The Dark Side of Congo's Cobalt Rush | The New Yorker

In 1885, Belgium's King Leopold II claimed the country as his private property and brutally exploited it for rubber; according to " King Leopold's Ghost," a 1998 book by Adam Hochschild, as many...

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Tracking Conflict Minerals In Congo | Inside Science

"Over 5 million people have died as a result of the war and it has the highest rates of rape and sexual violence in the world." Lezhnev estimated that armed groups in Congo made about $185 million from mining in 2008. Eliminating the passage of money from mining to the armed groups is a major effort of human rights groups in Congo.

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Beyond "Conflict Minerals": The Congo's Resource Curse Lives On

It was in this context that the Congo's mining sector came back to life and the phenomenon of "conflict minerals" emerged. A close look at the entry of Congolese coltan into the global electronics supply chain is indicative of the broader patterns that shaped the trade. ... Around the middle of the Second Congo War (which ended in 2003 ...

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Congo: mining, conflict and complicity - Bretton Woods Project

A confidential World Bank memo dated September 2005 and leaked to the Financial Times in November 2006 finds that three of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) biggest mining contracts over which the World Bank had oversight were approved with "a complete lack of transparency".. Concerns now centre on whether the Bank has exercised …

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Conflict minerals from the Congo: Is your cellphone made with …

Sept 20, 201311:54 AM. Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine near Kobu, Congo, in 2009. Civil conflict in Congo has been driven for more than a decade by the ...

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Conflict Minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Getting control over properties to secure and establish mining fields has fueled a system of continuous violence and human rights violations, ranging from mass rape to forced labor camps, and the …

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Conflict minerals from the Congo: Is your cellphone …

Sept 20, 201311:54 AM. Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine near Kobu, Congo, in 2009. Civil conflict in Congo has been driven for more than a decade by the ...

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Avoiding Conflict in DR Congo's Mining Heartland

Avoiding Conflict in DR Congo's Mining Heartland. Online event. 13 July 2020. Competition between industrial and artisanal miners has been a source of tension in the DR Congo's mineral-rich provinces of Haut-Katanga …

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The way that minerals are mined affects conflict in eastern Congo

In our recent study, we looked at how two events—changes in world prices of minerals and a surge in industrial mining—affected local conflict in eastern Congo between 2004 and 2015. We found ...

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This is how the Congo supplies 'conflict minerals' to the IT world

Unlike legitimate countries that export tantalum, the Congo is a nation dominated by warlords who slaughter innocent people in order to …

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Coltan Mining in Congo: What We Should Know - …

Coltan mining has also had a huge environmental impact in Congo. Rebels that control the mining have often overrun forests in reserved national parks for mining. And the poverty and starvation from the war was caused many …

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Congo mining ban: a first step towards ending 'conflict mineral' …

A new ban on mining in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could provide breathing space for fundamental reforms to resolve conflict and instability in the mineral-rich area but protection of civilians must remain paramount…said campaign group Global Witness...

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How conflict minerals funded a war that killed millions, and why …

Rebuilding Eastern Congo's mining industry. ... According to the Enough Project, by February 2013 a total of 20 mining sites had been validated as conflict free in …

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Mining Watchdog Launders DR Congo Conflict Minerals: NGO

Mining Watchdog Launders DR Congo Conflict Minerals: NGO. Global Witness charged Wednesday that a scheme set up to certify the responsible extraction of metals from the Democratic Republic of ...

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Behind the Problem of Conflict Minerals in DR Congo: Governance

A map of mining sites in eastern Congo has already been available for a few years thanks to the work carried out by the International Peace Information Service. This map serves as a basis for traceability and certification initiatives. ... The hill belongs to them: the need for international action on Congo's conflict mineral trade, Global ...

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The Future of Conflict in Mining - Political Violence at a Glance

The Future of Conflict in Mining. A mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo courtesy of Julien Harneis. On June 17, 2019, the Democratic Republic of Congo's …

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The way that minerals are mined affects conflict in eastern …

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DROC), formerly the Belgian Congo and then Zaire, is the largest country in the African continent. It is endowed with abundant valuable natural …

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Coltan and conflict in the DRC - Democratic Republic of the Congo

A new alliance between the DRC and Rwanda against rebel groups brings new threats and opportunities for peace in the Great Lakes Region, while illegal coltan mining continues to fund conflict ...

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Congo mine deploys digital weapons in fight …

In response to the role minerals from Congo and east African neighbors played in funding conflicts, the United States passed legislation in 2010 requiring U.S.-listed companies to disclose whether ...

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A Comprehensive Approach to Congo's Conflict Minerals

The Congo conflict minerals problem is complex, but the roadmap to a solution exists. The four key parts of this strategy—a transparent supply chain, secure mining sites, improved governance of mining and trade, and improved livelihood options for miners—are all realistic policy goals.

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A Comprehensive Approach to Congo's Conflict Minerals - The …

Congo's conflict minerals problem is complex, but the roadmap to a solution exists. The four key parts of this strategy— a transparent supply chain, securing mine sites, improved governance of mining and trade, and improved livelihood options for miners— are all realistic policy goals.

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Conflict Minerals in DRC - Democratic Republic of the Congo

As the last report from the UN highlights, "On 10 March 2011, the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo lifted its suspension of all …

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Conflict Minerals in East Congo | Global Witness | Global Witness

The local population in Congo, and in particular those in North and South Kivu provinces have borne the brunt of a conflict characterised by murder, rape and displacement. The metals mined in eastern Congo enter global …

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This is how the Congo supplies 'conflict minerals' to …

Unlike legitimate countries that export tantalum, the Congo is a nation dominated by warlords who slaughter innocent people in order to take land that is rich in highly demanded minerals ...

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