A BBC report investigates the links between mineral production and armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mabolia Yengo, who advises DR Congo’s ministry of mines, believes that a process of certification to ensure the mining does not fund violence – such as with the Kimberley process for diamonds – is long overdue.
In the past, London-listed AngloGold Ashanti and Amalgamated Metal Corporation, among others, have been accused of stimulating violence there.
See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8234583.stm.