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Tags: coltan, conflict mimeral, congo
We welcome the introduction of the Congo Conflict Minerals Act of 2009 in the United States Senate. Senators Brownback, Durbin, and Feingold, the original co-sponsors of the bill, have demonstrated important leadership and welcome dedication to the cause of peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and should be congratulated for their efforts. This bill would bring the resources of the U.S. government to bear on a critical driver of war in eastern Congo: the multi-million dollar trade in conflict minerals.
Tags: congo, kivu, rebel
Rumangabo – The first of more than 6 000 Congolese rebels took part in a ceremony on Thursday to integrate their units into the regular army as part of a deal to end the conflict in eastern DR Congo. Continue Reading Congo: rebels start joining DRC army…
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ZIMBABWE has scrapped restictions on foreign currency to prop up its ailing economy, as the United Nations warns more than half the population needs emergency food aid. Continue Reading Zimbabwe lifts foreign currency restrictions…