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Vol 59 No 10

Published 18th May 2018


Congo-Kinshasa

Clashes over 'clean coltan'

Conflict minerals are being laundered for export, it is claimed, exacerbating Hutu-Tutsi tension in the unstable east

The closure of a coltan mine at the beginning of the month sparked protests and has focused attention on the continuing struggle to keep conflict financing out of supply chains. Hopes are not high that talks next week will be able to resolve the impasse between miners and mining companies, which has been heightened by ethnic divisions.

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