Congo's Tin Soldiers

Author: Jonathan Miller, Channel4 [UK], Published on: 30 June 2005

...inside the mountain, down the shafts and rickety ladders, conditions are subhuman...Afrimex, has been importing cassiterite from Eastern Congo for more than twenty years. But Mr Kotecha [Afrimex owner] refused to go on camera, agreeing instead that I could represent his views in our report...I was about to do exactly that when the provincial Security Chief arrived and told us we had to go to the station...We could only speculate that Mr Ketankumar Kotecha, a powerful man, had had enough of our questions. [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Afrimex to respond to the allegations but it declined to respond]

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