Under-Mining Peace Tin: The Explosive Trader in Cassiterite in Eastern DRC

Under-Mining Peace Tin: The Explosive Trader in Cassiterite in Eastern DRC

Source: Global Witness, 2005

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Peace Agreements

Added: 09/06/2016

 

The DRC is a country that contains an extraordinary adundance of natural wealth. However, this wealth has never been used for the benefit of the Congolese population. Instead, the DRC has been at the centre of what has been termed ‘Africa’s world war’. The conflict officially lasted for six years (although conflict continued in the east of the country after the signing of the peace accords), involved seven countries and killed an estimated 3.3 million people between 1998 and 2002, more than any conflict since the Second World War.

 

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