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.
The many challenges to Africa’s future include an acute lack of effective government
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
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.