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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...

Public-private alliance for conflict free minerals trade

Post By: Peter Kettle on Friday, 18 November 2011

In a Washington, D.C. ceremony on November 15, the US-based capacity building organisation Pact launched a Public-Private Alliance for a Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and a coalition of businesses from the electronics industry and civil-society organizations. The PPA is an innovative public-private partnership to build a conflict-free, productive, and responsible mining and minerals trade in the DRC and the Great Lakes Region (GLR).

The PPA combines...

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