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20191111&ensp·&enspThe Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has significant deposits of minerals and metals, including gold, copper, tantalum, tungsten, coltan and cobalt. For more than a decade the extraction of these resources has been linked to conflict, human rights abuses and corruption. Much of the mining
20191111&ensp·&enspOverview. The coltan industry is worth tens of millions of dollars a year. Prices for coltan ranged between $50 and $200 per pound in 2012 and have spiked much higher in the past when supplies were scarce. In 2006, Australia, Brazil, and Canada produced 80% of the world's coltan. As of 2018, coltan's main producers are Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Nigeria, Brazil
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is and has been an important gold producer in Africa. The country has been producing large amounts of gold for the past few decades and is known worldwide for its gold. However, due to political instability the gold industry in the country is far from being fully developed. Investors 
201914&ensp·&enspOnly four countries produced tantalum in 2016, and most was mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Africa. Rwanda took the top spot for tantalum mining in 2015, but in 2016 the DRC took the lead again, producing about 40 percent of the world's tantalum.
2003620&ensp·&enspColtan Mining in World Heritage Sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo Updated Summary 23 April 2001 IUCN The World Conservation Union appeals to the international community to stop buying coltan, which is being mined in contravention of restrictions in protected areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Coltan, the Congo, and Your Cell Phone. Excerpt By Ewan Sutherland, University of the Witwatersrand, LINK Centre Civil wars often concern and are frequently extended by the presence of natural resources (e.g., 'Blood Diamonds' in Sierra Leone). Control over the Coltan ores (geological name Columbite Tantalite) in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has helped to
2006129&ensp·&ensp2 Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo • Karen Hayes & Richard Burge The designation of geographical entities in this document and the presentation of the material do not imply any expression on the part of the author or Fauna & Flora International concerning the legal status of any
2015911&ensp·&enspArtisanal coltan mining in the eastern DRC 158 . 5.3.1. Artisanal coltan mining in the eastern DRC 159 . 5.3.2. Historical background of artisanal coltan mining 160 case study of coltan exploitation and armed conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the two wars between 1996 and 2003 and
20191112&ensp·&enspAlthough the Democratic Republic of the Congo has vast natural resources, it is also severely lacking in infrastructure and political stability, and is deeply corrupt.The country has, and has had several names. It is known as CongoKinshasa, DR Congo, DROC, DRC and simply Congo.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of these nations, in which the extremely high global demand for coltan, a mineral used for the manufacturing of electronic devices, has augmented the national conflict among the different armed groups and has aggravated the situation by directly or indirectly involving several international actors
2013722&ensp·&enspIn recent years the 'obscure mineral' coltan—geological name Columbite Tantalite—has become widely known and politicised for being closely connected with the violence of armed groups in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Similar to campaigns about 'blood diamonds' in connection to conflicts in West Africa, the term 'conflict minerals' became somewhat synonymous
2016119&ensp·&enspThe report, This is what we die for: Human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo power the global trade in cobalt, traces the sale of cobalt, used in lithiumion batteries, from mines where children as young as seven and adults work in perilous conditions.
20191022&ensp·&enspThe Mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a significant factor in the world's production of cobalt, copper, diamond, tantalum, tin, and gold. It is the Democratic Republic of the Congo's largest source of export income. In 2009, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had an estimated $24 trillion in untapped mineral deposits, including the world's largest reserves of