congo gold miners

Tracing conflict gold in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...

Jun 23, 2017 ... Artisanal gold miners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo use their hands and crude tools to find and extract gold. They get paid only when they find the mineral. These miners are working at a pit in Ngweshe in South Kivu. Credit: Kira Zalan. Early evening, on a Monday in March, a Congolese customs...

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Gold mining in DRC, from the ore to the bar | All media content | DW ...

Sep 4, 2017 ... For the people in the eastern DRC, small-scale gold mining is a key source of income. The workers risk their lives digging for the ore, which passes through many hands before it becomes a gleaming bar of pure gold.

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Democratic Republic of Congo army general profits from illegally ...

Sep 1, 2017 ... As gold continues to fuel the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN report says Major General Gabriel Amisi Kumba with a history of serious human rights abuses is illegally running a gold mining operation.

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Mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia

The 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 as well. 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...

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Gold Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

Nov 26, 2015 ... 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...

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NGO brings out legal gold from the Congo | MINING.com

Jul 30, 2017 ... In the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) nearly all the gold is mined by artisinal miners whose mining practices are dangerous and uncontrolled. According to the International Peace Information Service, about $28 billion worth of gold lies underground in eastern Congo, but 98% of it leaves the...

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Illegal gold trade in Congo still benefiting armed ... - MINING.com

Jul 5, 2016 ... Illegally acquired and exported gold from the mineral-rich eastern Congo keeps filling the pockets of some foreign companies as well as armed groups, a new report shows.

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Gold mining in Congo - The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa

Gold miners in eastern DRC no longer fear warlords but now they are exploited by a plague of corrupt government officials and security personnel.

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Kilo Goldmines » DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (French: République démocratique du Congo), commonly referred to as DR Congo, Congo-Kinshasa or the DRC, is a country located in central Africa. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. The country straddles the Equator, with...

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Congo, Democratic Republic - Mining and Minerals | export.gov

Jul 20, 2017 ... The DRC's mining sector presents a high-return opportunity. The country has a unique position with substantial untapped gold, cobalt and high-grade copper reserves, but equally significant security risks accentuated by a lack of robust infrastructure. The DRC is the largest producer of cobalt globally,...

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Tracking gold from mine-to-market - The East African

Jun 8, 2017 ... Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) has developed the Just Gold project to ensure traceability of the precious mineral and formalise the artisanal mining sector at Ituri in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The project ensures fair prices, conserves environment and cuts out smugglers. Miners in DRC are...

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Congo rape victims face slavery in gold and mineral mines | World ...

Sep 2, 2011 ... Rape victims in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being forced to work in conditions of slavery in mines producing the gold, coltan and tin ore needed to manufacture jewellery, mobile phones and laptops, a Guardian investigation has found. The girls and women fled their villages after being raped...

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BOSS MINES LTD | Congo Gold Diamong Coltan Timber for Export

We sell the best mineral from several mines in Democratic Republic of Congo. Bossmines is a company based in DR Congo and Uganda. We extract Minerals (like Gold , Coltan, ...) from Congo and we moved it to Kampala where we have Refinery and shipment to the end destination of the Buyer. Our mineral are of the...

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Kibali Gold Mine | Randgold Resources

Kibali is a joint venture between Randgold (45%), AngloGold Ashanti (45%) and the Congolese parastatal SOKIMO (10%). ... The mine poured its first gold in September 2013 from open pit mining and is currently developing the underground mine via twin declines and a vertical shaft, with the handover of the vertical shaft...

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Kibali Gold Mine, Orientale - Mining Technology

Geology and mineralisation of Kibali; Kibali gold mine reserves; Mining and infrastructure at Kibali; Development of Kibali gold mine; Construction and infrastructure facilities at Kibali mine; Contractors involved with the Kibali mine; Mayoko Iron Ore Project, Congo; Kapulo Copper...

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New gold standard emerges for Congo's miners, Canada's jewellery ...

Jun 25, 2017 ... Rigorously documenting exports from small-scale sites boosts miners' revenue, gives buyers ethical certainty.

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Randgold says prepared to take legal action against DRC mining code

Feb 5, 2018 ... The chief executive of Randgold Resources, the biggest gold company listed in London, says he is prepared to take legal action if a new mining code in the Democratic Republic of Congo becomes law.

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Congolese lower house adopts new mining code that increases taxes

Dec 10, 2017 ... Congo is Africa's largest copper producer, a significant gold miner and one of the world's leading sources of cobalt, increasingly sought after for use in electric car batteries. The government suspended consideration of the revised code in March 2016 because companies had objected that its increased...

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CONFLICT GOLD TO CRIMINAL GOLD - The new face of artisanal ...

Full-text (PDF) | Gold miners in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) no longer fear homicidal warlords and militias but they are still being ruthlessly exploited – by a plague of corrupt government officials, bureaucrats and security personnel, who all demand illegal taxes, fees and...

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The Congo's Midas Curse – Mother Jones

A child digs for gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri District, where major mines are now government-run. Army officers, like the rebel officers who preceded them, profit from the operations—sometimes by directly controlling the mines and forcing soldiers or villagers to work in them. In Congo's northeast, an...

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Banro Corporation: Home

Banro is a Canadian gold company with two wholly-owned producing gold mines and two wholly-owned advancing gold exploration projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Twangiza and Namoya gold mines produced a total of 197,691 ounces.of gold in 2016, which represents an annual production record...

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Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.: Home

Ivanhoe Mines is advancing its projects in Sub-Saharan Africa: Platreef platinum-palladium-gold-nickel-copper, Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project, Kipushi Project.

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Kilo Goldmines

Welcome to Kilo Goldmines. Kilo Goldmines Ltd (Kilo) is an exploration and resource development company with gold and iron ore prospects and resources in the northeastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a non-participatory interest (20%), subject to dilution, in an iron ore prospect in...

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Hitting the gold mine: Ottawa NGO imports first legal gold from the ...

Jul 24, 2017 ... She was helping transport a tiny package that could change the way gold from the Congo is traded internationally. Lebert, executive director of Partnership Africa Canada, was carrying 238 grams of raw gold purchased from mines near the remote town of Mambasa. According to PAC, Lebert's import was...

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Kibali Gold Project Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kibali is located in the north east of the DRC approximately 150 kilometres west of Arua, a town located on the Ugandan / DRC border. The project is a joint venture between Randgold (45%), AngloGold Ashanti (45%), and Sokimo (10%). Kibali is anticipated to be one of the largest gold mines in Africa, consisting of open pit...

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Gold Resources

PAC has developed the Just Gold project to test models of traceability and due diligence implementation, in an effort to formalize the artisanal gold mining sector in DRC. The Just Gold project creates incentives for artisanal gold miners to channel their product to legal exporters—and eventually responsible consumers—by...

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Illegal Gold Mining Runs Rampant in Eastern Congo | PassBlue

Feb 26, 2013 ... “Insecurity at gold mines throughout the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo remains widespread,” a 2012 report from the UN group of experts on Congo said. The report says that the notorious M23 armed militia, which seized Goma, the capital of North Kivu, in November but then backed off, uses...

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First export of responsible & conflict-free artisanal gold from Eastern ...

Jun 30, 2017 ... This is the first time any consumer good will be made out of conflict-free artisanal gold from Congo that is fully traced from mine to consumer. ... The project creates incentives for artisanal gold miners to channel their product to legal exporters—and eventually responsible consumers—by offering fair and...

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Responsible and conflict-free artisanal gold supply ... - Mining Global

May 17, 2017 ... The Democratic Republic of Congo has its first responsible and conflict-free artisanal gold supply chain fully operational. The Just Gold project, which began as a pilot in Ituri Province back in 2015, has officially moved beyond the pilot stage having proven a successful chain of custody from mine site to...

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At Least 20 Dead In Democratic Republic of Congo Gold Mine ...

Dec 19, 2016 ... Bukavu, DR Congo: At least 20 people were killed in a gold mine collapse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local minister said on Sunday. The deaths occurred overnight at a mine in South Kivu region in the east of the country, the province's mines minister Apollinaire Bulindi said. The toll is likely to...

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Conflict | Global Witness ...

River of Gold. How the state lost out in an eastern Congo gold boom, while armed groups, a foreign mining company and provincial authorities pocketed millions · GettyImages-157749818.jpg. Conflict Minerals, Anonymous CompaniesReport...

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Armed attackers kidnap five workers at Congolese gold mine

Mar 2, 2017 ... A militia group demands a ransom and a contract to construct roads and other basic infrastructure around the Congolese mine. ... Banro's four gold mines in eastern DRC have been repeatedly targeted by armed militias, which remain active despite the official end to a regional conflict in 2003. Last month...

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Mining Gold in a Conflict Zone: The Context, Ramifications, Lessons ...

I. INTRODUCTION. ¶1. In 2003, AngloGold Ashanti (AGA), a gold-mining company based in South. Africa, started to lay the groundwork under which it would be able to commence gold- mining exploration activities in Mongbwalu, a city in the northeastern Ituri District of the. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). At the...

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Democratic Republic of Congo: The Curse of Gold: I. Summary

“We are cursed because of our gold. All we do is suffer. There is no benefit to us.” – Congolese gold miner. The northeast corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to one of Africa's richest goldfields. Competition to control the gold mines and trading routes has spurred the bloody conflict that has gripped...

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BGR - DR Congo

Production of the 3TG (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold) in the eastern provinces of the DR Congo (North and South Kivu, Katanga, Maniema) is mainly conducted through informal and unregulated artisanal and small scale mining activities, although industrial gold mining is on the rise in recent years. Since 2009, BGR...

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Casa Mining

Please visit Ortac Resources for more information on CASA Mining and the Misisi project.

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Beyond “Conflict Minerals”: The Congo's Resource Curse Lives On ...

The case of gold mining in the DRC's Ituri district, bordering Uganda, illuminates the transition to the next chapter in the conflict minerals story. By 2003 all foreign armies—including Uganda and Rwanda's—had officially withdrawn from the DRC, but both countries supported proxy militias that, among other functions,...

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, artisanal mining is a remnant ...

Apr 24, 2017 ... In 2015, Congo exported 17.1 million carats of the gems, down from 33 million carats 10 years earlier. Across the country, as global diamond prices have dropped and other commodities like copper, cobalt, coltan, and gold have become more profitable, diamonds have been left to the diggers, divers, and...

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In Congo, Lure Of Quick Cash Turns Farmers Into Miners : NPR

Mar 28, 2013 ... "Subsistence mining" is now believed to be the single largest sector for employment. But the work is arduous, windfalls are rare, and miners complain that Chinese companies exploit them.

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Environmental assessment of mercury pollution in two artisanal gold ...

technical report for partnership africa canada's just gold project. BUTUZI, SOUTH KIVU. SOME, ITURI. Environmental assessment of mercury pollution in two artisanal gold mining sites in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo...

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