NGO Brings Out Legal Gold From The Congo | MINING.com
NGO brings out legal gold from the Congo | MINING.com
NGO brings out legal gold from the Congo
Partnership Africa Canada imports 238 grams to be made into fair-trade jewellery
Andrew Topf | Jul. 30, 2017, 6:12 PM | |
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 country illegally. Gold mining in the region is run by armed groups who patrol the mines.
Last week however the efforts of a new group aiming to move legally mined, conflict-free …