An artisanal mine.
Artisanal and industrial mining have a different impact on local conflict in eastern Congo.
Demonstration for conflict-free products.
Responsible mineral sourcing programmes in the DRC have their flaws.
European Chemical Society
Exactly 150 years after Mendeleev's classic formulation, it's time for one for the resource-hungry 21st century.
Chased from mining sites, rebels simply try to control roads in the DRC.
The DRC's roads are a crucial space where conflict, illegal taxation, and conflict financing entangle.
A prospector prepares to pan for gold in South Kivu in 2014. Many informal miners faced tough choices as US regulations turned life upside down.
The US wants to repeal controls imposed seven years ago on the trade of some Congolese minerals. The president's reasons might be all wrong. But the law was badly put together in the first place.
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 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?
A speck of gold from a mine in Liberia, Africa.
Shopping for a gold ring? New guidelines seek to be the rough equivalent of Fair Trade for small-scale gold mining.
The conflict mineral provision has hurt the victims of the violence more than the perpetrators.
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.
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.
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…