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Faced with a gun, what can you do?

31st July 2009

War and the militarisation of mining in eastern congo - a report by Global Witness July 2009


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Press Release and Audio


Press Release - Global Witness uncovers foreign companies’ links to Congo violence

'Faced with a gun' - interviews with the lead author


Additional documents


"In their own words" - Quotes from the report

Guide to companies trading in DRC conflict minerals

Read some of the coverage


"Natural resources are not on the table of topics in peace talks. Almost every other issue is. Yet it's one of the keys to resolution of the conflict."

- UN official, Goma, 22 July 2008.