Israeli billionaire miner added to US sanctions list for Congo ties

Dan Gertler

David Pilling in London

Dan Gertler, an Israeli billionaire invested in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining sector, has been added to a US Treasury’s list of individuals under sanction, potentially squeezing his ability to conduct further business. In an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, the Treasury included Mr Gertler in a list of 13 people it Continue reading “Israeli billionaire miner added to US sanctions list for Congo ties”

Apple plans to cease using conflict minerals

Supplies of cobalt, tin and gold will follow tantalum in being sourced only from conflict-free smelters

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Apple plans to cease using conflict minerals, the company has announced in its annual supplier responsibility report.

As of the end of January, Apple’s entire supply of tantalum, a rare metal used extensively in the production of capacitors, is provided by smelters verified as conflict-free. The move was announced in Apple’s supplier responsibility report, the eighth edition of which was Continue reading “Apple plans to cease using conflict minerals”

RDC: une société suisse accusée d’avoir affiné de l’or pillé par un groupe armé

Des lingots d'or entreposés.   Ph. CorbisL’Association suisse Track Impunity Always (Trial) accuse la société Argor-Heraeus SA d’avoir affiné près de 3 tonnes d’or pillées entre 2004 et 2005 par un groupe armé dans le district de l’Ituri (Province Orientale). A en croire l’association, les miliciens du Front nationaliste intégriste (FNI) finançaient leurs activités grâce au trafic d’or. Continue reading “RDC: une société suisse accusée d’avoir affiné de l’or pillé par un groupe armé”

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