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The New Humanitarian The poverty of the DRC's gold miners

Jan 29, 2013· By the late 1980s, the company’s only source of revenue was the taxing of artisanal and small-scale miners. Makuza Boniface, SOKIMO director at Iga-Barrière, told IRIN the company imposes a 30 percent tax on all gold produced at the site by the artisanal miners. After 15 years of gold mining, Lobho Faustin, 30, cannot afford his own claim.

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The poverty of the DRC's gold miners Democratic Republic

Jan 29, 2013· The poverty of the DRC's gold miners. Report. Ndele Tanzi, coordinator for the Bunia-based NGO Honesty and Peace told IRIN gold mining was a

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Congo-Kinshasa: The Poverty of the DRC's Gold Miners

Makuza Boniface, SOKIMO director at Iga-Barrière, told IRIN the company imposes a 30 percent tax on all gold produced at the site by the artisanal miners. After 15 years of gold mining, Lobho

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DR Congo artisan gold miners live in poverty Africa

Jan 30, 2013· IRIN Photo: Guy Oliver/IRIN Artisanal gold miners form human chains to excavate near Iga-Barrière, about 25km east of Bunia IGA-BARRIER, 29 January 2013 (IRIN) There is no refuge from the blistering heat at this artisanal gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Any trees that might have provided shade have been

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Illicit Gold Trade Thrives with Impunity in the Democratic

Sep 17, 2020· “Much effort has been made to strengthen responsible artisanal gold trade in DRC, but as long as these shady intermediaries between the miners and the market operate with impunity, all such

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DRC illegal mining the dangerous first link in gold supply

Sep 14, 2020· Illegal small-scale gold miners in DR Congo, such as those who were killed when their makeshift mine collapsed last week, are the often-exploited first

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DRC illegal mining the dangerous first link in gold supply

Sep 15, 2020· As well as gold, the Democratic Republic of Congo also has huge reserves of cobalt, copper and coltan. The World Bank estimates that 10 million people — 12.5 percent of the 80 million population — in DRC “derive their livelihoods from artisanal and small-scale mining”.

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A Glittering Demon: Mining, Poverty and Politics in the

Bedijo is one of Ituri's estimated 70,000 artisanal miners, some of whom are former employees of state mining concerns that collapsed during the country's long-running civil war. Two years after the first democratic elections in 40 years, informal arrangements such as Manyida are operating alongside the many foreign multinationals rushing in to

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DRC illegal mining the dangerous first link in gold supply

Sep 14, 2020· Illegal small-scale gold miners in DR Congo, such as those who were killed when their makeshift mine collapsed last week, are the often-exploited first

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Illicit Gold Trade Thrives with Impunity in the Democratic

Sep 17, 2020· “Much effort has been made to strengthen responsible artisanal gold trade in DRC, but as long as these shady intermediaries between the miners and the market operate with impunity, all such

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In Mineral-Rich DRC, Widespread Poverty Is Driving

Nov 27, 2016· Despite laws in the Democratic Republic of Congo against economic exploitation of children, poverty leads those as young as 5 to search for minerals in the sand near mines, and some 40 percent of the unregulated artisanal miners are said to be children. Desperate parents give their blessing to this, and the children also do other odd jobs, such as carrying materials and cleaning minerals

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Investigating DR Congo′s illegal gold trade Africa DW

In the DRC, this so-called artisanal form of mining is allowed if the miners hold a valid license from the Ministry for Mining. These sites guarantee work and provide an income for many Congolese

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DRC illegal mining the dangerous first link in gold supply

Sep 15, 2020· As well as gold, the Democratic Republic of Congo also has huge reserves of cobalt, copper and coltan. The World Bank estimates that 10 million people — 12.5 percent of the 80 million population — in DRC “derive their livelihoods from artisanal and small-scale mining”.

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DRC illegal mining the dangerous first link in gold supply

Djunga said the gold found in these makeshift mines represents 25 percent of industrial production in DRC's gold-rich regions -- South Kivu and particularly Ituri.

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DRC: Illegal gold mining in the north-east continues to

DRC: Illegal gold mining in the north-east continues to fuel conflict despite conflict mineral regulations. Read more "Investigating DR Congo's illegal gold trade", 8 January 2019. The current mood in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is tense

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In DRC, Artisanal Miners’ Hoped-for Road Out of Poverty

Nov 27, 2016· There may be more than 1 million informal miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where unemployment is widespread, and some toil with rudimentary tools and earn mere cents per day. They may have “get rich quick” dreams, but many find themselves in debt after borrowing funds for transportation and living expenses, and some die from mine-related health issues or accidents.

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DRC illegal mining the dangerous first link in gold supply

Sep 15, 2020· The "diggers", as the artisanal miners are known, were searching for gold at the site of a subsidiary of Canadian gold mining company Banro. Banro announced last year it was suspending its operations at the site in the South Kivu province. DR Congo's artisanal miners risk their lives in dangerous mines to extract gold and sell it to local traders.

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A Glittering Demon: Mining, Poverty and Politics in the

Bedijo is one of Ituri's estimated 70,000 artisanal miners, some of whom are former employees of state mining concerns that collapsed during the country's long-running civil war. Two years after the first democratic elections in 40 years, informal arrangements such as Manyida are operating alongside the many foreign multinationals rushing in to

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CNN investigation reveals DRC's dark side of cobalt mining

May 03, 2018· This country produces about two-thirds of the world’s cobalt and is estimated to sit atop half of the globe’s reserves. There have been warnings about child labor before Amnesty International highlighted the problem in 2016 and Glencore, a leading cobalt producer, said last month that some small mines in the DRC are using children.

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Democratic Republic of Congo Extractive Industries

Jun 10, 2020· At the height of the commodity boom in 2007, when the DRC began implementing the EITI, decades of conflict, political instability, corruption, looting and mineral smuggling had decimated the mining sector, which used to be DRC’s engine of growth, and left the government with large liabilities for its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that had become practically insolvent.

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KPMG GLOBAL MINING INSTITUTE

by high grade and low cost mines, may be increasingly attracted to the DRC’s copper wealth situated on the Copperbelt in the Southern part of the country. In turn, with operating costs that are lower than traditional gold producing countries like South Africa, DRC’s gold mining sector is also witnessing renewed interest from mining companies.

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Poverty amid mining riches in Katanga Democratic

Poverty amid mining riches in Katanga. one driver pinned the blame on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) highest authority. “Imagine what we could do with the 40 percent!” he

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