The founder of Fair Jewellery Action claims that, “influenced by the corporates”, the OECD’s top-down guidelines for conflict free gold mining in DR Congo “seems to be adding to the already highly complex problem rather than making it better”.
Meanwhile, following last year’s highly dubious acquisition by London-listed ENRC of stakes in one of the country’s major mines, the IMF has agreed to meet with the Conglese government to discuss a resumption of its loan-making.