While international regulations have succeeded in limiting the export of conflict minerals, illegal gold trade continue to support warlords. (Image by Fairphone | Flickr Commons)
05 Jul Illegal gold trade in Congo still benefiting armed groups, foreign companies
Posted at 16:15h in Gold
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...