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News about Democratic Republic of Congo: Business, Investment, and Trade Weekly – Issue October 1, 2011

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09/18/2011
Conflict gold guidelines "No. 1 priority" for LBMAFox BusinessDue diligence requirements for gold sourced from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo are currently under consideration by more…
09/19/2011
African Metals lands financing for plant at Luisha South oxide mineCanadianBusiness.comBy The Canadian Press | September 19, 2011 VANCOUVER – African Metals Corp. said Monday one of its subsidiaries h more…
09/24/2011
Mass. summit puts spotlight on Congo's violenceBoston HeraldBy AP WORCESTER – Hundreds gathered in central Massachusetts on Saturday seeking ways to raise public awareness about how the vast miner more…
09/25/2011
MedIndiaWomen's condition: India ranks as low as 141, says surveyDaily News & Analysis… determining “which countries offer women the most expansive rights and the best quality of life”, Icel more…
09/25/2011
Radio Cadena AgramonetRepublic of Congo President visits CubaCuba HeadlinesJoseph Kabila Kabange, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), began an official visit to Cuba, where he arrived more…
09/26/2011
Proactive Investors UKNamakwa Diamonds sells mining and exploration operations in DRCProactive Investors UKNamakwa Diamonds (LON:NAD), as part of its restructuring, has sold its mining and exploration more…
09/26/2011
House Dems tell SEC to finish up conflict mineral rules ASAPThe Hill (blog)The rules are intended to implement a provision of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law that would make companies more account more…
09/28/2011
Downturn could hurt mineral rich DR Congo – MinisterSteelGuruReuters reported that Democratic Republic of Congo has been experiencing robust economic growth largely thanks to its mining sector but a g more…
09/28/2011
Kipoi scoping study proves profitability – TigerCreamer Media’s Mining Weekly… the Democratic Republic of Congo, has proved positive. “The results from the preliminary economic assessment underlin more…
09/28/2011
Black Fire Minerals takes up stake in copper silver project in world's second …Proactive Investors UKBlack Fire Minerals (ASX: BFE) has exercised its option to acquire up to 54% effective equity more…
09/28/2011
Telegraph.co.ukUnwatchable: dial R for rape. How much does your handset really cost?ZDNet (blog)Summary: Unwatchable is a graphic new film highlighting sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Co more…
09/28/2011
IMF Asks Congo for Explanation on Sales of State Mining AssetsBusinessWeek28 (Bloomberg) — The International Monetary Fund asked two Democratic Republic of Congo state-owned miners for explanations o more…
09/28/2011
Canada's Banro to start Congo gold mine in OctoberReutersTWANGIZA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sept 28 (Reuters)-Canadian gold mining company Banro will start producing gold at its Democratic Re more…
09/28/2011
Namakwa Diamonds Sells Operations in Democratic Republic of CongoAzominingNamakwa Diamonds has sold all mining and exploration operations in Congo to a company led by its management team. This sale in more…
09/29/2011
Hydropower – Grand IngaFM.co.zaThe proposed annual US$100bn climate change fund, which will be at the heart of many of the debates at the UN climate change talks in Durban in December, will put the sp more…
09/29/2011
The Guardian (blog)Congo stands at the crossroadsThe Guardian (blog)Bosco Ntaganda, who has ruthlessly extended his power base in Congo, acquiring a network of commercial interests, is a major obstacl more…
09/29/2011
Daily MailIs it true that a pygmy was displayed in New York Zoo?Daily MailOta Benga was a pygmy from the Batwa tribe living in an area that is now part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He had more…
09/29/2011
JobsCountry Director in DR CongoReuters AlertNetTo be ultimately responsible for the oversight of all financial management of Medair in DR Congo. To develop and maintain a transparent, honest and supp more…
09/29/2011
Congo expert joins Great EU DebateUKIPDon't give it to Joseph Kabila (President of DR Congo)!" Robert Snare reminded the audience that the Congo was as big as Europe and a “geological scand more…
09/29/2011
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common …MarketWatch (press release)… including the large scale Morenci and Safford minerals districts in North America a more…
09/29/2011
The Battle for the Xingu in Brazil (Video)Huffington PostThe notorious Three Gorges Dam in China has its rivals on all other continents, from the proposed Grand Inga in the Democratic Republic of the more…
09/29/2011
Financial TimesSEC to hold round-table on conflict mineralsReuters… tin, gold or tungsten from the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congress included the measure amid concern the trade of more…
09/29/2011
Indonesia pledges forest conservationUPI.com… forest after Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo but it is losing about 1.1 million hectares of forest a year, mostly due to logging for the con more…
09/29/2011
The Peace Corps opened his horizonsNorthJersey.comOne of a pair of carved heads, about 8 inches tall, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly known as Zaire, remind Monty Cerf about his da more…
09/29/2011
GlobalPost (blog)Congo: Watching the "Unwatchable"GlobalPost (blog)Gold mining in eastern Congo, shown here, and mining of other strategic minerals is blamed for an upsurge in violence and r more…
09/29/2011
San Francisco Bay ViewCarnegie Mellon professors question university president over planned campus …San Francisco Bay ViewEven our local Pittsburgh City Council adopted proclamation 1011-1897 on Jul more…
09/29/2011
The Beau Brummels of BrazzavilleWall Street JournalI've come to the two Congos—the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighbor the Republic of the Congo—to understand what meaning the Sa more…
09/29/2011
Comminution company sees market boom in AfricaCreamer Media’s Mining Weekly… to platinum-group metals producer Zimplats' Selous metallurgical complex, and has seen a steady growth in demand for more…
09/30/2011
Banro Corp. to Commence Congo Gold Production This YearAzominingThe Canadian gold mining company Banro Corporation is to commence gold production at its mine in Congo by October this year. The Twangiz more…
09/30/2011
China Goes After Another African Copper Producer, Bids $1.3 BInternational Business Times AUPerth-based Anvil has three mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its Kinsevere mine produced 16538 met more…
09/30/2011
Seeking refugeMSU State NewsKaba, a 24-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, does not sleep in his house. Other than the bathroom and kitchen, he hardly uses it at all. Behind the ho more…
09/30/2011
Anvil Mining shares soar on $1.3bn takeover offer by Minmetals ResourcesThe AustralianBoth mines are part of the southern African copper belt that stretches across Zambia and the Democratic Republic o more…
09/30/2011
BAA, LN, AFR and KGL: Congo (Africa) Mining Stocks for Gutsy InvestorsSmall Cap NetworkKilo Goldmines is a Canadian gold exploration and development company with five gold mining properties totalling more…
09/30/2011
Minmetals bids $1.3bn for DRC copper miner AnvilCreamer Media’s Mining WeeklyPERTH (miningweekly.com) ? China's Minmetals Resources has offered to buy ASX- and TSX-listed Anvil, which mines copp more…
09/30/2011
[JTW Analysis] Where to Live as Women?Journal of Turkish WeeklyIn line with previously published reports regarding women's progress, the “worst places to be a woman” are spread mainly around t more…
09/30/2011
Copper Gains on Expectations Demand Improving: LME PreviewBusinessWeekNSN LSBIDW1A1I4H — Minmetals Resources Ltd., a unit of state-owned China Minmetals Group, agreed to buy Democratic Republic of Co more…
09/30/2011
Gecamines of Congo Must Publish Asset-Sale Revenue, IMF SaysBloombergGecamines, the Democratic Republic of Congo's state-owned copper-mining company, must publish contracts and revenue from recent more…
09/30/2011
Wärtsilä to supply power plant running on methane gas to RwandaReuters (press release)Lake Kivu, located on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, contains high concentr more…
09/30/2011
SpikedIs society suffering from an eating disorder?SpikedFor example, in that same year the UK produced the equivalent of 3426 calories per person per day while in the war-torn Democratic Republic of more…
09/30/2011
Congo-Kinshasa: Tourism Growing in Northern Kivu Despite the WarAllAfrica.comThe eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has long been associated with war. Yet tourism is taking off d more…
09/30/2011
AFPChina firm in $1.3bn bid for Congo copper minerAFP… as a bell-wether for global economic health as it is widely used in industry. The company also swatted away concerns over mining in the strife- more…
09/30/2011
GreenBiz.comBSR 2011 Preview: A Solution to the Conflict Minerals Crisis?GreenBiz.com (blog)… food to electronics will be required to know, down to the mine of origin, if their products or supply ch more…
09/30/2011
Concordia Resource Corp. to Focus Its Resources on Development Projects in …Marketwire (press release)Swala brings to Concordia an extensive exploration portfolio of gold projects in Burkina Faso, a more…
09/30/2011
China's Minmetals takes another stab at a Canadian minerFinancial PostChina's Minmetals Resources Ltd. has struck a $1.3-billion deal to buy copper miner Anvil Mining Ltd. and make an aggressi more…
09/30/2011
Globe and MailChina's Minmetals bidding $1.3-billion for Anvil copper producerGlobe and Mail… province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “Our interest in the company is the main operating a more…
09/30/2011
Chinese move on Anvil mineHerald SunAnvil's key asset is the Kinsevere copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which produces 60000 tonnes of copper a year. News of the friendly bid prope more…
09/30/2011
Sydney Morning HeraldDrilling into hearts of darknessSydney Morning HeraldWe can discern this complicity between the ''rogue states'' and the Western guardians of human rights at its m more…
09/30/2011
Minmetals Gets Copper Assets on Second Attempt in Anvil DealBusinessWeek30 (Bloomberg) — Minmetals Resources Ltd., a unit of state-owned China Minmetals Group, agreed to buy Democratic Republic of Co more…
09/30/2011
September 30, 2011: Some News That MattersBusiness Insider… owner of the Kinsevere project located in the copper-rich Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. http://www.theglobeandmail more…
09/30/2011
MobilediaNokia Criticized for Using Conflict MineralsMobilediaDirector Frank Poulsen's documentary focuses on the miserable working conditions of children miners in the Democratic Republic of Cong more…
09/30/2011
Chinese taste for African copper is sweet for AnvilSydney Morning HeraldAnvil, a longtime copper producer in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is approaching 60000 tonnes a year of copper cathode prod more…
09/30/2011
RepublicaAnnual Great Gorilla RunRepublicaPredominantly found in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the worldwide population of gorillas in the wild, according to Gorilla Organizatio more…
09/30/2011
Financial TimesMinmetals in C$1.3bn bid for Canada's AnvilFinancial TimesThe price is a 30 per cent premium to Anvil's 20-day trade-weighted average. Anvil is a junior miner whose main asset i more…
09/30/2011
Proactive Investors USA & CanadaChina's Minmetals to acquire Anvil Mining for $1.3 billionProactive Investors USA & CanadaAnvil's operations are based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, wher more…
09/30/2011
Anvil Mining soars on takeover bidCBC.caAnvil's operations are in the Democratic Republic of Congo. If there's a better offer, Minmetals will have the right to match it could receive a break f more…
09/30/2011
Minmetals to boost Anvil's copper productionToronto StarMichelmore said the takeover deal isn't expected to need Canadian regulatory approval but will require government approval from Australi more…
09/30/2011
New 52-week Lows – FCX, FRZ, FST, FTR, FVERetirement PlanningIts portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, mining operations in North and South America, and the Tenke F more…
09/30/2011
Globe and MailMinmetals Gets Copper Assets on Second Attempt in Anvil DealSan Francisco Chronicle30 (Bloomberg) — Minmetals Resources Ltd., a unit of state-owned China Minmetals Group, agreed to buy more…
09/30/2011
Anvil Mining lifted by China's Minmetals bidMontreal Gazette… copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Minmetals Resources, listed in Hong Kong and 70 per cent held by the state-owned Ch more…
09/30/2011
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Missing Pieces: Russia, India, and MoreCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)Mining in the DRC: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to a frightening mix more…
09/30/2011
AFPCholera epidemic hits Central African Republic: ministerAFPTwo months ago, health authorities warned of the danger of an outbreak due to the presence of cholera in nearby countries. There have been more…
10/01/2011
Remarks at the Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series: Audience Question and …US Department of State (press release)My name is (inaudible) from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and I am a first-year more…
10/01/2011
Minmetals bids for copper producerEastDay.com… the Kinsevere mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will add 60000 tons annually of copper cathode, increasing Minmetals' copper output by abou more…
10/01/2011
African Ethnicities and Their OriginsThe Root… Sierra Leone and Liberia; Lower Guinea, including the southern portions of eastern Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria; and West Central Africa more…
10/01/2011
Common Ground.caFILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert AlsteadCommon Ground.caTen years ago, it was widely publicized that minerals such as coltan and cassiterite – used in electronics, particularly cell ph more…
Oil could cause war independent.co.ug
10/01/2011
Oil could cause warIndependent.co.ugOil sector experts predict that as the contribution of other minerals to the DR Congo economy declines, oil could become a major resource and figures like 200000 ba more…
10/01/2011
New York TimesDeveloping countries united under UN agency to counter deforestationThe InternationalRainforests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where all five national parks are listed by UNESCO a more…

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