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The Golden Laundromat: The conflict gold trade from eastern Congo to the United States and Europe (The Sentry)

We regularly mention The Sentry on the MagkaSama Project, an initiative of the Enough Project and Not On Our Watch. As you know, we supported several of the Enough Project campaigns over the years on topics we focus on such as conflict minerals and human rights. The Sentry publishes news...

Watch The Journey of Gold and Support conflict-free artisanal gold sourcing in Congo!

On Friday last week, we asked our Members, friends and supporters who are concerned about conflict minerals, to watch The Journey of Gold, a Virtual Reality experience exploring Nyamurhale, an artisanal gold mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Join us and our Members in...

U.S. Treasury sanctions entities linked to corrupt mining and oil deals in Congo

U.S. Treasury sanctions entities linked to corrupt mining and oil deals in Congo

On June 15, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned 14 entities pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, which targets serious human rights abuse and corruption, for being affiliated with designated Israeli businessman and billionaire...

Kenya to audit mining licences

Kenya to audit mining licences

Africa is enormously bountiful and the commercial exploitation of its resources is more than 500 years old. Many countries of the African continent are now to taking control over their mining and logging industry to benefit, eventually, from their natural resources. China’s gaining...

RDC: Concessions reinstated and awarded to Chinese-owned logging companies

In an article (here) published last week by Global Witness about concessions reinstated and awarded to Chinese-owned logging companies, the organization quotes Irene Wabiwa Betoko, Greenpeace Africa Senior Campaign Manager. We are alarmed that the Minister of Environment has illegally...

Valentine’s Day: The Hidden Cost of Jewelry – Jewelers Should Come Clean (HRW)

Each year on February 14th, many people celebrate Valentine’s Day, the day of romance. They exchange cards or gifts with their ‘valentine’. This day is today and it is the perfect occasion to draw attention to a very sensible topic: conflict minerals. This is not new on the...

Demand the Supply: Ranking Consumer Electronics and Jewelry Retail Companies (Enough Project)

Conflict minerals is an important topic we are closely following for a couple of years now as we have been supporting many campaigns and initiatives. Yesterday The Enough Project hosted an activist call to discuss their latest rankings and ways consumers can take action and we of course...

Situation en RDC : les inquiétudes du Dr Denis Mukwege et le rapport accablant de The Sentry

Situation en RDC : les inquiétudes du Dr Denis Mukwege et le rapport accablant de The Sentry

Le mois dernier nous avons publié un long Edito intitulé : Denis Mukwege et l’avenir de la RD du Congo dans lequel nous vous faisions part de nos inquiétudes (récurrentes) face à la situation économique, sociale et politique dans laquelle s’enlise inexorablement la RDC. Il y...

Zimbabwe and a decade of disappearing diamonds

In 2013 we wrote: Robert Mugabe: the missing diamond revenues and the election. Four years have past and nothing much has changed: Mugabe, Africa’s oldest leader, is, since 1987, President of Zimbabwe at 93 years old, and diamond trade is still one of the biggest issue in the country....

Congo : Les voitures électriques sont-elles construites par le travail des enfants ?

Congo : Les voitures électriques sont-elles construites par le travail des enfants ?

Alors que le Mondial de l’Automobile a ouvert ses portes à Paris ce week-end, Amnesty International (France) en a profité pour revenir sur le rapport publié en début d’année : ‘Voilà pourquoi on meurt‘ et qui soulève un flou persistant sur le recours au...




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