Anvil Mining Limited and the Kilwa Incident: Unanswered Questions

20 October 2005


The purpose of this briefing is to review information about the Kilwa Incident of October 2004 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the use made by the Congolese military of Anvil Mining Limited’s logistic and personnel in a counter-offensive to crush insurgents in the town. About 100 people – the majority of them innocent civilians – are believed to have been killed by the Congolese Armed Forces (Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo – FARDC).

The briefing is a joint report of the UK-based Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) and its Congolese partners Action Contre l’Impunité pour les Droits Humains (ACIDH) and ASADHO/Katanga (Association Africaine de Défense des Droits de l’Homme).

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