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The Hill - A Crucial Few Weeks for Congo

6th September 2011

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) mineral market has vast potential, and if properly regulated, could be the catalyst for the country’s development while offering solid returns for international investors. Instead, for over a decade, it has fuelled a brutal conflict that has claimed millions of lives. Congo minerals are found in a wide range of products, from cell phones and laptops to cars and medical devices. The coming weeks should mark a turning point, write Global Witness Director Simon Taylor and Bennett Freeman of Calvert Investments.