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1 June 2005

Dem. Rep. of Congo: Tin trade is fuelling conflict, says Global Witness report

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1 June 2005

[PDF] full report: "Under-Mining Peace: Tin - the Explosive Trade in Cassiterite in Eastern DRC" [Dem. Rep. of Congo]

Author: Global Witness

[refers to Iron and Steel Corporation of South Africa, Metal Processing Congo (part of Metal Processing Association), Banro, Sakima, Kivu Air, Eagle, Swala, TMK (Kivu Transport and Handling), Jambo Safari, Metmar Trading, Mittal Steel, World Mining...

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30 June 2005

Elections delayed as demand for tin fuels continued conflict in the east of the country [Dem. Rep. of Congo]

Author: Global Witness

Continued fighting in the mining areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) threatens the country’s fragile peace...“Under-Mining Peace"...exposes the dynamics of the trade in cassiterite (tin ore) in an area where killings and human rights...

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29 October 2008

How rebels profit from blood and soil [Dem. Rep. Of Congo]

Author: Stephanie Nolen, Globe & Mail [Canada]

Unregulated trade in Congolese mineral wealth keeps warlords in business fighting a civil war... [N]ear Luntukulu, the militia members dig in particular for coltan…[which] goes into making cellphones, laptop computers... Organizations such as Global...

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1 October 2009
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Author: International Alert

L’or et les minerais…sont exploités depuis le début du XXème siècle dans les provinces orientales de la RDC…Les guerres…ont renforcé le caractère illégal de l’exploitation des minerais et favorisé la formation de milices qui tirent du contrôle des...

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4 December 2009
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Author: Delphine Abadie - allAfrica.com

Cette analyse met en lumière un des obstacles actuels à la justice internationale… J'exposerai…une série d'obstacles considérables auxquels demeurent confrontées les victimes potentielles dans leur combat contre l'impunité des entreprises…Selon la sous...

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1 January 2010

Intl. Alert report: "The role of the exploitation of natural resources in fuelling and prolonging crises in the Eastern DRC"

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1 January 2010

[PDF] The role of the exploitation of natural resources in fuelling and prolonging crises in the Eastern DRC

Author: International Alert

Gold and various metals…have been mined in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the beginning of the 20th century…The wars waged...strengthened the illegal character of artisanal mining and fueled the formation of...

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12 May 2010

Barrick Gold moves to block mining book [Canada]

Author: CBC News

The threat of legal action from mining giant Barrick Gold has forced…Talonbooks to postpone publication of a book about the Canadian mining industry. Publisher Karl Siegler calls it a clear case of "libel chill" by one of Canada's largest mining...

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1 May 2011

Video & article clarify what "conflict minerals" are & what companies are required to do under US legislation

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