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Vol 51 No 16

Published 6th August 2010


Congo-Kinshasa

New pressure on the war-minerals link

Congo's 'clean' minerals are more politically toxic than buyers would like

Rebels are taking over more mines throughout the east, while control of minerals by corrupt government forces continues, making even Congo's 'clean' state-sourced minerals more politically toxic than the buyers would like. Moreover, there is the risk that the new and poorly coordinated schemes intended to clean up the sector may lead to the certifying of conflict minerals as clean, rather than weeding them out of the system.

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