Monday, December 3, 2012

The Fight For Congo`s Mineral Wealth

Inside The Clash For Congo's Mineral Wealth -- Geoffrey York, New York Times

A few hours after rebel fighters swept into Goma last week, a mysterious convoy of six trucks rumbled up to the Rwandan border on the edge of the city. They were loaded with “conflict minerals” – including tin and tantalum – from warehouses in Goma.

The potholed streets of this sprawling, refugee-filled city, built on volcanic rock, were largely empty. Most people were huddled inside their shacks or high-walled compounds as the rebels seized the city. But at about 5:30 p.m., just before the frontier closed, the trucks reached the border and the guards allowed them to cross from Congo into Rwanda.

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My Comment:
When it comes to mercenary groups like M23 and their supporters outside ..... it always comes down to the money.

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