Report: Human Rights Abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Power the Global Trade in Cobalt

Report: Human Rights Abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Power the Global Trade in Cobalt

A report by Amnesty International explores in depth the conditions in which thousands of miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo toil in the mining of cobalt. It also shows the path which cobalt take in order to end up in smartphones and other technology. Download the report here in...

Petition: Tackle the deadly trade in conflict minerals!

Petition: Tackle the deadly trade in conflict minerals!

  • Written on: 14 October 2015
  • Posted under: Campaigns

Petition launched by the ‘Stop Mad Mining’ project. For more details, click here. The EU has a landmark opportunity to ensure that companies bringing minerals into Europe check their supply chains, to make sure that the minerals they buy from fragile and conflict areas don’t fund violence. Sign the petition...

Ugandan Communities Resist Oil and Gas Extraction in Bunyoro Kingdom

Ugandan Communities Resist Oil and Gas Extraction in Bunyoro Kingdom

The Bunyoro region, mid-western Uganda, is celebrated for its rich biodiversity, abundance of water, food growing areas, and places of ecological, cultural and spiritual importance known locally as Ihangiro, or Sacred Natural Sites and Territories. It is home to several national parks and the critical Lake Albert water system that...

War and the Militarisation of Mining in Eastern Congo

Global Witness — War and the Militarisation of Mining in Eastern Congo

This report, published by Global Witness, explores how mining areas in Eastern DRC are controlled by the rebels and national army, who exploit locals to ensure access to Cassiterite, coltan and gold. It details how foreign companies are fueling the conflict by having almost no provisions in place to stop ‘conflict minerals’ entering the supply chain, undermining...

Drillers in the Mist: Soco International in Virunga National Park

Global Witness — Drillers in the Mist: Soco International in Virunga National Park

This report, published by Global Witness in September 2014, explores how British company Soco International have made illicit payements and benefited from a climate of fear in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The report provides a visual exploration of the issues facing those campaigning against Soco, and the...