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Britain’s scramble for Africa: The new colonialism

Africa is facing a new and devastating colonial invasion driven by a determination to plunder the natural resources of the continent, especially its strategic energy and mineral resources.

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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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Eastern DRC: Stop Fixating on Conflict Minerals

Goma/Bukavu – In October 2013, after a year-and-a-half-long rebellion in which its forces managed to take control of several major cities and towns in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the M23 rebel group was finally dislodged.

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U.S. Corporate Conflict Minerals Reports “Historic” But Incomplete

Washington – For the first time, nearly 1,300 U.S. companies have filed reports on whether the products they manufacture or sell are made with minerals that have bankrolled conflict in the Great Lakes region of central Africa.

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Grain, Fish, Money

Africa is a rich continent. Some of those riches – especially oil, gas and minerals – have driven rapid economic growth over the past decade. The ultimate measure of progress, however, is the wellbeing of people – and Africa’s recent growth has not done nearly as much as it should to reduce poverty and hunger, or improve health and education.

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Rwanda to review mining law in bid to attract new investors

The rules of the game are set to change completely for mining companies in Rwanda if a proposed law is enacted.

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