DRC mining community embraces the DRC Mining Industry Awards in Kinshasa

4 September 2015 DRC mining community embraces the DRC Mining Industry Awards in Kinshasa“Honouring excellence and achievements in the DRC’s growing mining sector” The mining industry in DRC will once again honour its top industry leaders and projects at the DRC Mining Industry Awards that will take place at a high-level gala dinner during the iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba on Wednesday, 15 October in Kinshasa.

IMF halts Congo loan over mining contract concerns

Dec 3 (Reuters) – The IMF has halted $240 million in planned loans to Democratic Republic of Congo for failing to publish mining contracts as requested, the IMF’s representative in Congo said on Monday. President Joseph Kabila, grappling with a costly war in the eastern borderlands, had sought to woo investors with promises to tackle rampant corruption.

Conflict minerals not fueling M23 rebellion

johannesburg (Osisa.org) – The capture of Goma by M23 rebel forces is the latest demonstration of the ineffectiveness of the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its army (the FARDC). Whatever the political machinations behind the military’s most recent capitulation may be, the overarching themes are the longstanding institutional and governance weaknesses of Congo’s central authorities – weaknesses that the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) has highlighted multiple times in its reports and analyses.