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New hope for conflict-free minerals from North Kivu, DRC

Post By: Victoria Coxell on Monday, 30 March 2015

iTSCi is delighted to announce the start of iTSCi in two important areas of North Kivu, DRC; both in Lubero north of the Provincial capital of Goma, and in the most historically infamous 'conflict minerals' area of Walikale territory, west of Goma where the Bisie site is located. For several years prior to 2009, Bisie reportedly produced around three quarters of the cassiterite from the entire central African region and was alleged to be controlled by various military groups...

European Parliament Development Committee votes for mandatory rules on conflict minerals

Post By: Victoria Coxell on Wednesday, 11 March 2015

One of the three key Committees in the European Parliament has agreed on its opinion on how the draft EU Regulation on 'responsible importers' of tin and other 'conflict minerals' put forward by the European Commission should be strengthened before it is finalised. The original proposal suggests a voluntary system of self-certification for importers of tin ore, concentrate, metal and some alloys for materials coming into the EU from any 'high-risk' area of the world but the Development Committee...

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