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There are shortcomings in celebrity led campaigns against “conflict minerals” such as the one in which US actress Robin Wright is involved. Robin Wright's instagram

The problem with Western activists trying to do good in Africa

The relationship between advocacy organisations based in Western capitals and their marketed constituency of marginalised and disadvantaged African groups is tenuous. What then, is the goal?
The conflict mineral provision has hurt the victims of the violence more than the perpetrators. Reuters

Wall Street watchdog SEC can’t end violence in Congo

Congress tasked the SEC with reducing violence in Congo through Dodd-Frank's conflict minerals provision. A laudable goal, but the SEC can't achieve it.
The US has taken action against the use of conflict minerals, but Australia is yet to follow suit. AAP

Australia needs to act on conflict minerals

Last month, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), responsible for regulating capital markets, ruled in favour of laws prohibiting the use of “conflict minerals”. The new regulations have set…
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has become involved in the fight against the use of “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Exploitation of its vast resources has been at the centre of the country’s decades-long conflict. AAP

SEC takes on humanitarian role over Congo’s ‘conflict’ minerals

The US capital markets regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission, has voted in favour of what has widely become known as the “conflict minerals” ruling. Aimed at reducing the illegal trade in resources…

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