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Rwanda to send back smuggled minerals

Post By: Peter Kettle on Friday, 14 October 2011

The Rwandan government has announced that it will send back 70 tonnes of untagged minerals smuggled into the country to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The local New Times newspaper quoted Dr Michael Biryabarema, the Director General for Mines and Geology in the Ministry of Natural Resources, saying the handover date was yet to be determined by the relevant ministers from both countries. "We no longer export untagged minerals. So, any minerals that come into Rwanda without a...

SEC to hold conflict minerals roundtable

Post By: Peter Kettle on Sunday, 02 October 2011

The US Securities and Exchange Commission will host a public meeting next month to discuss the looming "conflict metals" law. The 18 October roundtable will cover implementation of the new regulations, which require companies to disclose products that may contain conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and nearby countries. The roundtable will be held at SEC headquarters in Washington and is open to the public, and will be webcast live on SEC's website.

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