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Clone of Congo conflict gold

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Clone of Congo conflict gold

A gold miner displays a gold nugget in Mongbwalu, Congo. A United Nations report details how gold smuggling benefits warlords and foreign businessmen but leave Congolese miners impoverished. Gold and other mineral deposits, which are numerous in the volatile north-east of the country, have become a catalyst to much of the conflict in Congo. Numerous militias and warlords have vied for control of the mineral rich eastern Congo for decades, creating instability and continued bloodshed.

Spencer Platt