TITLE

Cleaning Up Conflict Minerals

AUTHOR(S)
WALT, VIVIENNE
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Time International (Atlantic Edition);12/12/2011, Vol. 178 Issue 23, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the sale of minerals by warlords of the Democratic Republic of Congo, focusing on how a ban on importing these conflict minerals into the U.S. will affect the Congo's economy. Additional costs for the U.S. in purchasing minerals from outside the Congo are considered, noting concerns that countries which have few concerns over human rights such as China could purchase them instead.
ACCESSION #
69592805

Tags: MINERALS -- Economic aspects;  MINERAL industries;  CONGO (Democratic Republic) -- Foreign economic relations;  CONGO (Democratic Republic) -- Economic conditions -- 1960-;  IMPORTS -- United States;  WARLORDISM

 

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