|Mining ban fails to end armed control of trade, says Global Witness
Global Witness - March 4, 2011
|The Congolese government's decision this week to lift a ban on the mining and export of minerals from the country's eastern provinces is long overdue, says Global Witness today. The campaign group questioned what has been achieved since restrictions were imposed nearly six months ago.
|Global Witness takes UK government to court over Congo conflict minerals
Global Witness - July 26, 2010
|The British government is acting unlawfully in refusing to put forward eligible UK companies and individuals trading in Congolese 'conflict minerals' for targeted UN sanctions, said campaign group Global Witness today in an application to the High Court for a judicial review.
|UN report: Vast International Network Helping Rwandan Hutu Rebels in Eastern Congo
Congo News Agency - November 27, 2009
|A report by a group of experts, mandated by the United Nations Security Council to investigate on the situation in eastern Congo, has found that a vast international network that spans more than 25 countries is helping the Rwandan Hutu rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) continue their atrocities in the region.
|Global Witness urges governments to act on findings of UN experts' report on DRC
Global Witness - November 26, 2009
|UN member states should take strong action in response to new information about companies and individuals who trade in minerals from areas of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo controlled by armed groups, Global Witness said today.
|AMC sidesteps responsibility by suspending purchases from Congo
Global Witness - September 18, 2009
|The decision by British-owned Amalgamated Metals Corporation (AMC) and its subsidiary THAISARCO to suspend purchases from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a regrettable move, which suggests the company is not serious about improving supply chain due diligence, said campaign group Global Witness today.
|Global Witness uncovers foreign companies' links to Congo violence
Global Witness - July 21, 2009
|European and Asian companies, including Bangkok-based THAISARCO (a subsidiary of British metals group AMC), UK-based Afrimex, and Belgium-based Trademet have been buying minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that are funding armed groups and fuelling conflict, said Global Witness in a report published today.
|Mineral firms 'fuel Congo unrest'
BBC News - July 21, 2009
|Western mineral firms are fuelling violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo by failing to check where their raw materials come from, activists say. Global Witness says companies sourcing minerals used in electronic gadgets are buying them from traders who finance rebel and government troops.