|U.S. SEC requires company disclosures on use of DR Congo minerals
Xinhua - August 23, 2012
|The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a rule that would require public companies to disclose information on the use of minerals from DR Congo. Public companies will have to disclose annually their tracing of the minerals back to the sources if they use in their products the designated minerals from the DRC and neighboring countries.
|U.S. and U.K. Must Tell Rwanda to Stop Supporting Rebels in DR Congo, Global Witness Says
Global Witness - June 29, 2012
|Rwanda’s two main donors, the United Kingdom and United States, must use their influence to end Kigali’s support of armed groups operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They cannot stand by and watch a regime they bankroll orchestrating a new war in Congo, Global Witness says.
|Rwanda gives DR Congo back tonnes of smuggled minerals
BBC News - November 3, 2011
|About 82 tonnes of smuggled minerals seized by Rwandan police has been handed back to the Democratic Republic of Congo in a sign of improved relations between the two neighbours. The minerals include cassiterite, or tin ore, as well as coltan, used in devices such as mobile phones.
|Case of UN Employee Caught Smuggling Minerals Not Unique
Congo News Agency - August 25, 2011
|A judge in North Kivu province sentenced a UN driver and his accomplice on Wednesday to three years in prison and a US$ 25,000 fine for trying to smuggle minerals to Rwanda. There have been other cases of UN peacekeepers involved in gold smuggling and even accused of providing weapons to rebels in eastern Congo.
|UN Employee Arrested for Trying to Smuggle Tin Ore
provincenordkivu.org - August 22, 2011
|A United Nations employee was arrested in North Kivu province Sunday night while attempting to smuggle over one ton of tin ore to neighboring Rwanda, Congolese officials said on Monday.
|Controversy over "conflict minerals" law
IRIN - August 2, 2011
|Major industries are seeking to alter the proposed US reporting rules on “conflict minerals” mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a bid to stem the flow of money from minerals mined in eastern Congo, widely seen as fuelling the ongoing conflicts, the US government included a clause in the financial reform legislation of July 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
|Global Witness welcomes DR Congo's decision to publish resource contracts
Global Witness - June 3, 2011
|A decree published this week by the Democratic Republic of Congo commits the government to disclose all natural resource contracts within 60 days of their coming into effect. The decision is a welcome move which could help reduce corruption in the country if fully implemented, Global Witness said today.
|Opportunity for change in eastern Congo's mines must be seized
Global Witness - May 18, 2011
|Shifts in the control of eastern Congo's mines have created opportunities to begin breaking the links between the mineral trade and the conflict that has plagued civilians for over a decade, says a new report from Global Witness today.
|New Law Aims to Halt Sale of Conflict Minerals
Heather Murdock | VOA News - April 18, 2011
|In the Congolese countryside, there is said to be $24 trillion worth of precious minerals like tantalum, tungsten, gold and tin. They are used to make everything from light bulbs to airplanes, and have long funded the conflict in the country’s tumultuous eastern provinces.
|New rules for miners
IRIN - March 17, 2011
|Various stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining sector have signed a code of conduct designed to reduce fraud and increase transparency in an industry that has played a key role in the armed violence that has ravaged the east of the country for years, but there is still concern about illegal mining and the military’s role.