Congolese Army Impedes Mineral Trade Reforms

03/11/2014 14:08

Members of the Congolese army are continuously involved in DRC’s (Democratic Republic of Congo) diamond trade, says Global Witness. Although prohibited by Congolese law, members of the military are mining minerals, forcing diggers and mineral traders to pay ‘taxes’, and participating in mineral smuggling. Congo is preparing for an international conference on conflict minerals that will take place in Kinshasa.