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Good news from the end of the African tin supply chain

Post By: Peter Kettle on Friday, 09 December 2011

The iTSCI supply chain traceability scheme has been operating in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga province for some time now, with plans for a further roll-out and pilot studies underway in other DRC provinces and neighbouring countries.

In Rwanda some 25,000 workers at over 400 sites are now covered by the scheme, while in Katanga 123 sites in seven target areas with at least 12,000 miners are involved.

While control of "conflict minerals" is the main...

Militias rearming in the DRC

Post By: Peter Kettle on Friday, 25 November 2011

The following article by Claire Hawkridge, a development specialist working in southern Africa, was recently published by Al Jazeera.

Durban, South Africa - Reports have begun to emerge over the few weeks that rebel groups in the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are reforming, recruiting new members and possibly rearming. Some commentators assume that this is related to the upcoming elections, but it seems equally likely that it is linked to disruptions in the...

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