Coltan, Congo & Conflict
Source: Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, 2013
Author(s): Artur Usanov, Marjolein de Ridder, Willem Auping, and Stephanie Lingemann
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The report concludes that the importance of coltan as a source of revenue for armed groups is often exaggerated. With the exception of a short-lived coltan boom in 2000-2001, it was never a substantial source of funding for armed groups. Although armed groups have profited from the DRC’s mineral wealth,...