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Author: Enough Team

“Powering Down Corruption”: New Report Highlights High-Level Corruption and Human Rights Abuses in Cobalt Supply Chain, as Global Demand Surges

Corruption, D.R. Congo
Enough Project report focuses on opportunity for auto, electronics companies to address transparency issues while making electric vehicles, green products ...
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Powering Down Corruption: Tackling Transparency and Human Rights Risks from Congo’s Cobalt Mines to Global Supply Chains

D.R. Congo
Powering Down Corruption: Tackling Transparency and Human Rights Risks from Congo’s Cobalt Mines to Global Supply Chains
 Download the brief. Cobalt has rapidly emerged as one of the world’s most in-demand minerals, given it is an essential component in the lithium-ion batteries that power booming industries with products such as electric vehicles, cell phones, and laptops. While Congo is home to a wealth of natural resource reserves, its command over the global supply of cobalt is unparalleled: an estimated 58 percent of global cobalt production originated in Congo in 2017. But a wide spectrum of corruption in the cobalt trade combined with abuses at and around cobalt mine sites and links to state-sanctioned violence and grand corruption ...
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Powering Down Corruption: Tackling Transparency and Human Rights Risks from Congo’s Cobalt Mines to Global Supply Chains

D.R. Congo
Powering Down Corruption: Tackling Transparency and Human Rights Risks from Congo's Cobalt Mines to Global Supply Chains
 Download the full report.  Résumé analytique et recommandations By Annie Callaway Executive Summary The copper and cobalt industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) has become “a cash cow for those in power in Kinshasa and their acolytes here in the [Lualaba] province,” a miner at a cooperative in Kolwezi city told the Enough Project in February, 2018.  “It’s millions and millions of dollars that they have been reaping to fill their pockets for years.”[i] A Congolese representative from a nongovernmental organization focused on natural resource transparency further warned: “The increase in international demand for cobalt is likely to ...
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Daily Beast Op-ed: This Terror Sponsor Just Got Into the U.S. on a Diplomatic Passport

Atta brings a résumé with the least appropriate background imaginable for a regime seeking to whitewash a record of corruption, repression, genocide, terrorism, and discrimination ...
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The Sentry Exposes Pervasive Risks, Political Control in South Sudan Banking Sector

A new investigative report by The Sentry details how a set of banks has been hijacked for the personal benefit of leaders, powerful officials, and other “Politically-Exposed Persons” (PEPs, ie current or former senior foreign political figures, their immediate family, and their close associates) ...
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The Golden Laundromat: Conflict Gold May Be Entering US Through Gold Trading Network – New Investigation

D.R. Congo
New investigative report by The Sentry raises serious concerns that gold mined from conflict areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo may wind up in the supply chains of 283 U.S. publicly listed companies, including Amazon, Sony, and General Electric, through a global gold trading corporate network controlled by Belgian tycoon Alain Goetz ...
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UN Security Council Takes Aim at Conflict Linked to Natural Resources

Today, the U.N. Security Council held a session on the role of natural resources as a root cause of conflict ...
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Running Out of Time: Elections in DR Congo

D.R. Congo
On September 14, 2018, The Sentry published an investigative report examining allegations of corruption and other red flags in the Democratic Republic of  Congo’s (Congo) current electoral process.  ...
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Investigative Alert by The Sentry Points to South Sudan’s Neighbors’ Role in Devastating Conflict

South Sudan
A new investigative Africa Uncensored documentary, “The Profiteers,” featuring in part The Sentry’s investigative findings, explores linkages between South Sudan’s civil war and the operations of businesspeople, financial institutions, and government and military officials in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia ...
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A Well-Deserved Nobel Prize for Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

D.R. Congo
A Well-Deserved Nobel Prize for Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad
Amidst a surge of global attention on violence against women, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee sent a signal that speaking truth to power about it is an act of unequivocal heroism ...
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