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Vol 52 No 10

Published 13th May 2011


Ethical smelting

The Katangese Mines Minister, Juvénal Kitungwa Lugoma, was in Paris on 5 May assuring nervous electronics and automotive company representatives that cassiterite and colombo-tantalite (coltan) from Katanga was ‘conflict-free’ (AC Vol 52 No 1). Kitungwa told his audience that Katangese mines were free from illegal armed groups, as well as the Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo (FARDC), and under the control of the mines police.

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