Conflict minerals in DRC: An interview with Ferdinand Muhigirwa, SJ

Professor Ferdinand Muhigirwa , SJ was interviewed by Ecojesuit on conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Professor Muhigirwa is currently the Managing Director of the Arupe Research and Training Center in Lumbashi, DRC.
“Conflict minerals” is an expression that comes out of the Dodd-Frank (Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection) Act, a US law passed on July 1, 2010. In Section 1502, you get this expression “conflict mineral” — meaning that there are minerals like gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten that are being taken out mainly by rebel groups out of conflict, violence, human rights abuses, and sex-based violence.


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