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27 July 2012
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Author: Matthieu Kepa, CongoNews

Face aux contraintes sociales fortes, le gouvernement cherche désespérément les moyens pour financer son ambitieux programme. Pour le gouvernement la solution passe par la révision du code minier...afin d'en modifier notamment son arsenal fiscal...[Il]...

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29 June 2012

"Conflict gold" trade continues in face of U.S. law [Dem. Rep. of Congo]

Author: Jonny Hogg & Jan Harvey, Reuters

[While] the Dodd-Frank financial regulation act...has sent shockwaves through the global gold industry, the fractured and opaque nature of the gold supply chain means it has yet to have an impact...on the ground...Electronics companies such as Dell...

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13 April 2012
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Author: Myrtille Delamarche, Marchés Tropicaux et Méditerranéens, sur SlateAfrique

Les autorités de la RDC voient se réduire leur marge de manœuvre, entre...leur candidature à l’ITIE et...un lourd passif d’attributions obscures de contrats miniers et d’exportations de minerais issus des zones de conflits...Pour attirer des...

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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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1 May 2011

[PDF] Conflict Minerals and the DRC: An Overview

Author: Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

This report offers an introduction to the key issues related to conflict minerals from the DRC. It gives an initial overview of the key minerals involved, their supply chains and contribution to the conflict. It then examines three areas for action,...

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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 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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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 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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