05 Jul Illegal gold trade in Congo still benefiting armed groups, foreign companies
Cecilia Jamasmie

International regulations have failed to prevent foreign firms and armed groups from profiting from illegal gold mining in mineral-rich eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a new report by Global Witness shows. Illegally acquired and exported gold from the mineral-rich eastern Congo keeps filling the pockets of some foreign companies...

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Congolese children play soccer on a dirt field in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Saturday June 18, 2016.

27 Jun AFRICA | REBELS, ARMY SEEN PROFITING FROM CONGO GOLD DESPITE CONTROLS

International regulations aimed at curbing the trade in so-called conflict minerals have failed to stop rebel groups and elements of the army in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo profiting from gold mining in the region, according to a United Nations group of experts. The lack of...

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