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DRC Three Workers Blurred Successful Court Cases Kolwezi DRC

Congolese workers challenge mining companies in DRC courts

Hundreds of mining executives, investors and politicians gathered at Africa’s 2024 Mining Indaba in Cape Town this month to discuss “positive disruption” in the mining industry. The buzz left no doubt that companies are latching onto huge opportunities from the rising demand in critical minerals needed to propel the energy transition. But there are also

Kabwe Zambia Lead Poisoning Judgment South Africa

Kabwe Community Denied Justice in Lead Poisoning Case Against Mining Giant Anglo American

A South African court has stopped a historic class action of 140,000 women and children from proceeding after the Zambian community came forward to seek redress for decades of lead contamination.   “This decision compounds a historic wrong, not yet remedied. Thousands of children suffering from lead poisoning will continue to have life-limiting futures. Families

DRC Corruption Protest Dan Gertler Congo Mining

146 organisations condemn lawsuit brought by Dan Gertler against the Congo is Not for Sale anti-corruption coalition

A group of 146 civil society organisations today express their serious concern about the legal proceedings filed in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Israeli businessman Dan Gertler against Congo’s leading anti-corruption coalition, Le Congo n’est pas à Vendre (Congo is Not for Sale or CNPAV). The criminal lawsuit (citation directe) filed in early March targets CNPAV spokesperson Jean-Claude Mputu

Industrial mine workers waiting for the company bus DRC

Workers at DRC’s industrial cobalt mines pushed further into poverty

New living wage calculation shows mine workers labouring for the energy transition are being left behind Pour une version en français, cliquez ici. “Around the world, companies engaged in the energy transition seem to be making record profits, while the Congolese workers who are bringing cobalt to global markets are falling further into poverty. The switch

Dan Gertler Signing Congo Agreement DRC

Rights groups inform Dan Gertler they cannot support his DRC deal

Public letter sent to businessman in response to his request for endorsement of his Settlement Agreement On 7 February 2023, businessman Dan Gertler wrote to international human rights and anti-corruption groups urging them to support his Settlement Agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo signed a year earlier. His letter can be found here. Below is the response from the civil

Dan Gertler RAID Research DRC

US should not ease corruption sanctions on Dan Gertler

25 international and Congolese civil society groups write public letter to top US officials Today, 25 Congolese and international civil society organisations, including RAID, called on the US government not to provide sanctions relief to businessman Dan Gertler for his activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.    The US Treasury Department sanctioned Gertler and his companies for high-level corruption related to the DRC in