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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

SFO drops ENRC case 2023

RAID statement following the UK SFO announcement to close the corruption investigation into mining giant ENRC 

Statement by UK corporate watchdog RAID On 24 August, the UK’s top anti-corruption agency, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), announced it had decided to drop its ten-year investigation into Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) due to “insufficient admissible evidence to prosecute”. ENRC had been under investigation for corruption and bribery centred on suspected bribes for cobalt and

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

146 organisations condamnent le procès intenté par Dan Gertler contre la coalition anti-corruption Le Congo n’est pas à vendre

Photo: Jean-Claude Mputu Un groupe de 146 organisations de la société civile expriment leur vive préoccupation au sujet de l’action judiciaire engagée en République démocratique du Congo par l’homme d’affaires israélien Dan Gertler contre la principale coalition anti-corruption en RD Congo, Le Congo n’est pas à vendre (CNPAV). La procédure pénale (citation directe) engagée au début du mois de

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

Price of fish in Congo DRC

Les travailleurs des mines de cobalt industrielles en RDC basculent davantage dans la pauvreté

Un calcul actualisé du salaire de subsistance révèle que les travailleurs des mines qui contribuent à la transition énergétique sont laissés pour compte « Partout dans le monde, les entreprises engagées dans la transition énergétique semblent réaliser des bénéfices records, tandis que les travailleurs congolais qui mettent le cobalt à la disposition des marchés mondiaux s’enfoncent