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Certification: The Path to Conflict-Free Minerals from Congo

The conflict minerals movement is gaining traction. The movement is a pragmatic effort to address one of the principal drivers of atrocities and conflict throughout Congo’s tortured history: the scramble for control of Congo's vast mineral resources. In eastern Congo today, these mineral resources are financing multiple armed groups, many of whom use mass rape as a deliberate strategy to intimidate and control local populations. Armed groups and military units earn hundreds of millions of dollars per year by trading four main minerals: the ores that produce tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold. This money enables the militias to self-finance their campaign of brutal violence against civilians, with some of the worst abuses occurring in mining areas.

Goma Workshop Report Final

English; May 2006

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

A new book from the Wilson Center Press looks at the economics behind internal conflict in a comparative perspective.

Mauritius: Small Island, Big Future

With Deborah Brautigam, former Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center

Brain Drain in Africa: State of the Issue and Possible Solutions

How can Africa prevent the exportation of its educated citizens? This paper attempts to answer this very question through examination of what is meant by “brain drain,” followed by analyzing the hard facts, significance and consequences for the continent.

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