Out of Africa
British tax havens and Congo's missing $1.5 billion
D.R. Congo, Central African RepublicBriefing
Conflict Minerals in Europe
After years of campaigning by Global Witness and civil society partners the EU has reached a political understanding on a new law intended to break the links between the minerals trade, conflict and human rights abuses.
Zimbabwe, D.R. CongoBriefing
What is Supply Chain Due Diligence?
Unless companies make sure they are trading responsibly, they risk funding serious abuses overseas.
The Dodd Frank Act
In 2010, US Congress passed a landmark law requiring companies to determine if their products contain one or more of four minerals sourced from Congo or its neighbours.
Mining for our Minerals
Meet the men and women who work in the Congolese mines to supply international companies’ insatiable demand for tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold.
Blood Diamond Director Ed Zwick supports conflict minerals campaign
We have to let our leaders know we do understand the link between products we buy and the suffering of others, writes Hollywood director in The Guardian.
How the UN and Member States must do more to end natural resource-fuelled conflicts.
Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a vast country with an immense wealth of natural resources. But instead of driving development, these riches have attracted all kinds of predators – from armed groups to cowboy firms.