Paying The Hidden Price For DR Congo’s Conflict-Free Minerals: Trump May Be Right In Ending Ban

MMR, which enjoys a monopoly, has been buying Congo coltan for $20-24 per kilo, whereas one trader said he sold ore in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, a few months ago for more than $50 per kilo.

Kabila’s Gamble Throws Congo Into Crisis: If He Continues In Power, He’ll ‘Rule Over Dead Bodies’

Most civil servants, policemen and soldiers, earn less than $100 a month. The system encourages graft, and is another tax on a citizenry struggling to survive

CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES 1: For Rwanda It’s Back To 1996… And For Tanzania It’s Back To Uganda 1982

A clash in DRC between Rwanda forces and Tanzanian troops, should it ever come to pass, would there not be so new. It could be said to be a reacquaintance after 31 years.