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Central African Republic: Cameroonian peackeepers under MINUSCA investigation

In Central African Republic, confirmed allegations of corruption, illegal market trading in food and conflict minerals, and sexual assault by the Cameroonian contingent of MINUSCA forces in Nana-Bakassa region. Following the investigation report of Le Confident, Afronline’s media partner, speaking to Radio France Internationale, a MINUSCA spokesperson stated that they would open an investigation.

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British tax havens and Congo’s missing $1.5 billion

Democratic Republic of Congo should be one of the richest countries in the world, thanks to the trillions of dollars’ worth of gold, diamonds, copper, cobalt and other natural resources in its soil. 

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DRC: At the heart of the conflict minerals

Feb23

This video produced by the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation, Misereor, and filmed at the Fungamwaka mine in the DRC reveals the working conditions of artisanal miners who extract the minerals that enter many daily life products such as laptops, smartphones and other electronic devices.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPIB17PE2vM[/youtube]

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U.S. Courts Uphold Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Washington – A U.S. federal judge has upheld a key regulatory provision aimed at ensuring that the profits from products mined in central Africa are not used to benefit armed groups, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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