US Conflict Mineral Legislation Exacerbating Poverty in Congo, Say Local Miners

Mining and Exploration
11/12/2014 10:54

Legislation enacted by US President Barack Obama to prevent companies’ use of conflict minerals from Congo is said to be causing more damage than good, according to local miners.  The Dodd-Franck act; whose goal is to cut diamond funding of militias is plunging miners and their families into deep poverty.