Resource Investing News reporter Damon van der Linde interviews industry leaders from ITRI and TIC as well as human rights groups the Enough Project and Global Witness about the ongoing mission to end the trade of conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Gippsland Limited (ASX:GIP,FRA:GIX) reports a copy of today’s Stellar Resources Ltd (ASX:SRZ) news release which outlines their rapid progress on the Heemskirk tin project in Tasmania as well as an outline of activities for the next three months.
ITRI and the Tantalum Niobium International Study Center have called for funding to help initiate and carry out a program aimed at regulating supply chains for tin and tantalum out of conflict zones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In an exclusive interview with Tantalum Investing News, Mike Davis of Global Witness explains the humanitarian conditions on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the steps needed to ensure the security of civilians and an end to ‘conflict minerals’ exploitation in the region.
The International Tin Research Industry announced that it is moving forward to Phase II of its Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi). However, there are some major weaknesses in the plan and some say it doesn’t go far enough in addressing the larger issues associated with the DRC conflict mineral trade.
Natural resources like tin, tungsten and tantalum have been branded with the moniker “conflict minerals” because the militias enslave locals to mine the metals and then use the funds garnered from their sale to help finance their bloody operations.