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

Author: Global Witness, Published on: 30 June 2005

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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