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Title:The complexity of resource governance in a context of State fragility: an analysis of the mining sector in the Kivu hinterlands
Editor:Spittaels, StevenISNI
City of publisher:London
Publisher:International Alert
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:natural resource management
mineral resources
State collapse
offences against human rights
External link:http://www.ipisresearch.be/download.php?id=302
Abstract:This report, which was commissioned by the Directorate General for Development (DG DEV) of the European Commission, identifies the principal mining sites and analyses the trade networks of the 'eastern hinterland' of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), located in Maniema, North Katanga and Orientale Province, and the transport networks from these territories to the regional hubs of Bukavu, Goma, Butembo and Bunia. The report is built around three chapters: the first (by Steven Spittaels and Elisabeth Caesens) examines mining activity in Northern Katanga; the second (by Ken Matthysen and Gérard Nimpagaritse) looks at Maniema territory on the east bank of the Congo River; and the third (by Filip Hilgert and Rachel Perks) surveys the mining sector in Bafwasende and Mambasa territories in Orientale Province. Each chapter follows the same structure. In a first section, the mineral resources of the area in question are discussed. In a second, the most important mines are presented. The third section deals with the mining sector: the traders, transport, mining companies, and how the trade in minerals is organized. The fourth section examines human rights violations, and the involvement of armed groups and the Congolese national army in mining areas. [ASC Leiden abstract]