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

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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 atrocities, including mass rape, are a daily reality for the Congolese population. The main officially-recorded buyers of this ore are based in Southern Africa and Europe, including the UK.

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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 Company (WMC), Mudekereza-Defays-Mundenge, Muyeye, Kamu, Olive, Société Kotecha, Afrimex, Sogem, Rwanda Metals, Pyramide, NMC, SORWAMIN, Redemi, COPIMAR (Co-operative for the Promotion of Artisanal Mining Industries)]

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