Conflict Minerals

Why U.S. Leadership is Critical to Reforming the Mineral Trade in Eastern Congo

During my recent visit to eastern Congo, President Joseph Kabila's ban on mining was a central preoccupation for most of the diggers, traders, government agents, and civil society representatives with whom I met.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Heavy Fighting between Army and FDLR Displaces Thousands in Walikale

Fighting between the Congolese army and the FDLR rebel group broke out a week ago and has continued even now in the village of Busurungi near the mineral-rich Walikale region.  Read More »

SEC Recommends Rules on Conflict Minerals Regulation

The long rule-making process following the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act continued this week at the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC.  Read More »

New Enough Report Asseses Corporate Action on Conflict Minerals

In a report released today, my colleagues and I from the Enough Project respond to the growing consumer demand for electronics free of the conflict minerals that fuel ongoing war in eastern Congo.  Read More »

Getting to Conflict-Free: Assessing Corporate Action on Conflict Minerals

Enough presents an initial ranking on the progress made by the 21 electronics companies who source minerals from the Congo. This report focuses on the efforts within the industry to address the conflict minerals issue and also assesses the response of other industries that are reliant on the 3Ts and gold.

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Women’s Rights are Human Rights

IDP camp in eastern Congo - LHeaton

Melanne Verveer, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, recently hosted a panel at the State Department focused on gender-based violence as a development, humanitarian, security, and economic issue.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

U.S. Congress Considers Next Steps on Congo, Conflict Minerals

Gold in palm (S.Lezhnev)

From Capitol Hill, the conflict in eastern Congo can feel a world away, but a Congressional committee this week took up an important question: What are the implications of the conflict there on U.S. national interests and stability in the wider Great Lakes region of Africa?  Read More »

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