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Rwanda: Firms Blacklisted for Illegal Mineral Tagging - allAfrica.com

The four blacklisted local companies are currently serving a six-month ban from all mining activities. They will later resume after aligning their operations with the set standards. Their ban begun in January this year.

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Rwanda Is Largest Exporter of Major Minerals in Region

Rwanda introduced a Minerals Traceability Program where all its minerals get tagged from the mining sites until their final destination. “Rwanda has fulfilled all the requirements,” Mr. Imena said adding; Rwanda was the first country in the Great Lakes region to commit to large-scale implementation of iTSCi in 2011.

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iTSCi: contributing to minerals traceability and due ... - OECD.org

iTSCi Programme key reference is the. OECD Annex II; o No! serious HR abuses by any actor o No! Direct or indirect support to non- state armed groups o Managed formal security forces o Managed bribery and fraud o Encouraging transparency of payments. ▫ iTSCi is not only bag'n' tag. ▫ iTSCi is; o Practical application of...

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Exploitation and trade of minerals from the Great Lakes ... - OECD

Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and. High-Risk Areas ..... Both companies showed good will and willingness to begin taking steps to exercise due diligence by .... Despite instances of illegal tagging, it is worth noting that Rwandan authorities and iTSCi detected these...

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Rwanda gives DR Congo back tonnes of smuggled minerals - BBC ...

Nov 3, 2011 ... About 82 tonnes of smuggled minerals seized by Rwandan police is handed back to DR Congo in a sign of improved relations between the two ... set a precedent... but preferably they [illegal minerals] will not be allowed into the country if they have not been tagged Michael Biryabarema, Rwandan official.

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Rwanda-RNRA-Day1-3TGKigali2013 - SlideShare

Nov 21, 2013 ... In the advent of Doss Frank in July 2010 Partnership with ITRI An MoU was signed with ITRI in October 2010 to implement the iTSCi scheme; By 1st April 2011 we started tagging most of the mineral exports from Rwanda under the iTSCi scheme and certainly later that year till now 100% of all mineral...

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Mining - Rwanda Development Board

Rwanda's main mineral exports are ores processed to extract tin, tantalum and tungsten and few gold and gemstones. Mining is the second largest export in the Rwandan economy. In 2014, the sector generated about $210.6 Million of foreign exchange. All mineral exports from Rwanda are traceable through the tagging...

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Finding and tracking conflict minerals in the heart of darkness ...

Oct 18, 2015 ... These mineral resources are then smuggled out of the DRC to Uganda and Rwanda, from where they are eventually sold into the supply chains of multinational .... Coltan is bagged and tagged at a mine in the eastern DRC; bagging and tagging assures a mineral resource's provenance as conflict-free.

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Coming Clean: A Proposal for Getting Conflict Minerals Certification ...

Nov 7, 2013 ... 1 The Enough Project • www.enoughproject.org | Getting Conflict Minerals Certification on Track. Coming Clean: A ... Rwanda issued its first conflict-free certificate on November 6,1 and Congo plans to begin ... and tag” system, run by the tin and tantalum industries, to purchase minerals from Congo and the.

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Official Gazette n°12 of 21/03/2011 AMABWIRIZA YA ... - Minirena

Mar 21, 2011 ... kugurisha amabuye y'agaciro mu Rwanda cyane cyane mu ngingo ... Trading activities will begin after the Ministry of Commerce and ... must be tagged. Article 7: Minerals trading centers. Mineral trading in Rwanda is only accepted in previously designated areas in Kigali City, Rusizi,. Rubavu, Musanze...

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Evaluation of Mining Revenue Streams and Due ... - BGR - Bund.de

Diligence Implementation Costs along Mineral Supply Chains in Rwanda. The study ..... (though re- portedly there are indications that financial institutions are slowly beginning to take a more construc- ...... through appropriate documentation as well as “bagging and tagging”, but progressively expanded with its functions...

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Pressure for Mineral Supply Chain Traceability ... - EI SourceBook

Legal and Market-side Demands for Traceability in the. Mineral Supply Chain. Karen Hayes, Director Mines to Markets, Pact. International Conference on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in the Asia Pacific Region: Current Status and Challenges. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 28-31 May, 2013...

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Beyond “Conflict Minerals”: The Congo's Resource Curse Lives On ...

The story of the Congo wars begins with the 1994 Rwandan genocide. As massacres within Rwanda led ..... Colonel Shaka, an FARDC commander (101st sector) stationed in Nyabibwe, is siphoning off a portion of minerals produced at Kalimbi before they enter the mineral tagging system. . . . Usually twice a month at night...

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Rwanda Economic Update - World Bank Documents & Reports

The External Sector: Narrower Current Account Deficits, Robust Mineral Exports ................... 7. 1.1.3. Inflation, Monetary Policy ... Why Mining Matters for Rwanda's National Development . ...... (OECD), the tagging system developed by the International Tin Research Institute (ITRI), and the “International Protocol on the Illegal...

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Spilpunt: Rwanda

Apr 15, 2007 ... Dr Biryabarema told The New Times that the tagging process has ensured that all minerals from Rwanda "are traceable 100 percent. .... results, with the companies involved either having completed or are about to complete the first phase of exploration before they seek permits to begin actual mining.

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How conflict minerals funded a war that killed millions, and why tech ...

The money that helped prolong the suffering of Mburano and his countrymen flowed from the likes of you, me, and just about anyone else who bought a PC, phone, or electronic gadget in recent memory. Inside many of these electronic devices are components that began life as minerals dug at gunpoint from mines in the...

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Is There Even Such a Thing as Conflict-Free Minerals? | TakePart

Sep 4, 2015 ... Today, what has often been referred to as DRC's “resource curse” is most visible in the country's far east, where armed groups have fought for decades to control trade in highly prized minerals. Eastern DRC's current instability began with the Rwandan killing of perhaps as many as 1 million ethnic Tutsi by...

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Rwanda: 'a modern-day miracle' - The Worldfolio

Speaking frankly and positively about the reality of doing business in Rwanda, David Bensusan, CEO of Minerals Supply Africa (MSA) discusses regional integration, the need for value addition to Rwanda's raw mineral wealth, the high international interest rates holding back Africa's progress, and the real potential Rwanda...

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Trading Congo Contraband – Maps – 3T Minerals, Coltan, Gold ...

Feb 21, 2010 ... Posted by xcroc under Congo, contraband, DRC, mining, Rwanda, Uganda | Tags: 3T minerals, coltan, gold, tantalum, tin, tungsten | ... If one person is brutalized in front of everyone, by the time that ends, everyone in the area are going to take their baggage and leave the community. They have been...

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dodd-frank five years later - US Government Publishing Office

Nov 30, 2012 ... Imena from Rwanda, regarding how the conflict minerals provision within Dodd-Frank is limiting opportunities to ..... mine being prepared for tagging and export. USAID officials told us that local miners can earn .... I will begin with some background information. The Securities and Exchange Commission...

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Vivian Kayitesi, Head of the Investment Promotion and ... - MACIG

Sep 3, 2013 ... VK: Rwanda's minerals are tagged using our traceability system, which makes our minerals competitive on the international market. In tantalum, we are the fourth largest exporter in the world. Our coltan, or tantalite, is also very competitive. It has a mineral percentage of around 30% to 40%, which is very...

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BGR Support for Mineral Certification - page2flip

the mineral trading chain that lies within Rwanda's borders. It begins at the mine site where artisanal miners dig the ore. Usually, miners will do some basic field processing (washing) to produce a mineral pre- concentrate which is filled into sacks. These sacks are then weighed, tagged, and collected at a nearby.

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Conflict minerals - Wikipedia

Armed conflict and mineral resource looting by the Congolese National Army and various armed rebel groups, including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), a proxy Rwandan militia group, has occurred throughout the late 20th...

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Africa's dilemma over conflict minerals | FT World Notebook - YouTube

Dec 18, 2012 ... Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs East Africa correspondent Katrina Manson visits mineral traders in Rwanda and ... in Washington has backfired -- Congo's official exports have ground almost to a halt; conflict and smuggling continue and holes in a new tagging system...

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Rwanda - Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Apr 19, 2013 ... According to HRW, another state security trial began in December, including defendants charged with the early 2012 grenade attacks. ...... In March the Geology and Mines Department (GMD) suspended for six months Semico mining company and two unnamed companies for fraudulently tagging minerals.

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Mining company wins deal to exploit minerals | Leadership | African ...

Dec 17, 2012 ... Wolfram Mining Processing Ltd began operations in 2006 exploring two sites at Gifurwe and Rwkinwavu. From 2003 to 2007 national wolframite production increased to 2,988 t from a revised 109 t. Rwanda has since last year adopted a mineral tagging and sealing scheme, internationally recognised as...

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Critics Cast Doubt on Success of Efforts to Source Conflict-Free ...

May 5, 2015 ... The commonly held belief is that the neighboring Rwandan genocide of 1994 and its exodus of refugees into the eastern Congo gave regional militias and neighboring rival militaries a surreptitious invitation to invade the region and plunder its minerals, such as tantalum, which were subsequently sold onto...

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Does 'conflict free mineral' compliance really help the DR Congo ...

Feb 12, 2017 ... The news that a provision of United States law requiring companies to report "conflict free minerals" information will be lifted by President Donald Trump's executive order has been met with dismay by human rights ... They include, among others, Burundi, Central African Republic, Rwanda and South Sudan.

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Government Approves Nearly 50 Mining, Exploration Licenses – KT ...

Nov 12, 2016 ... Rwanda on Friday licensed up to 50 mining companies – as independent international studies show the country has more mineral wealth than previously ... As a result of iTSCi program, Rwanda strictly adheres to Minerals Traceability Program where all minerals mined in the country are tagged from the...

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[Startup Interview] Frank Balestra, Founder, AB Minerals & Made for ...

Jul 18, 2017 ... Frank Balestra is a Canadian who has lived in Africa the better part of the last five years, both in the DRC and Rwanda. This has given him a good understanding of the people, the African culture, the countries and the coltan industry. His vision is to create a coltan processing solution that can be...

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FactSheet_2col v 3.5.1 - USGS Publications Warehouse

“coltan,” a mineral from which tantalum is derived, have helped .... Wodgina Mines. Other leading producers in that year were Brazil (17 percent),. Rwanda (12 percent), and the DRC. (9 percent) (figs. 1A, 2). Beginning in. 2006, the Greenbushes Mine .... domestic tagging system as a nonconflict source (de Ville, 2009;...

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Confronting the Resource Curse and Civil War in the Congo | The ...

May 27, 2016 ... ... in the cramped space and then begins chuckling, an unsettling reminder that even the most dangerous work can become routine. In another fantastic segment, a middleman wears a hidden camera to show how he smuggles minerals from the Congo across the border to Rwanda. Distributors then tag the...

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Effectiveness of Boards of Directors - Draft Report ... - (OAG), Rwanda

exporting minerals. Mining title holders are required to pay timely royalty fees, surface area rent fees, corporate income tax and other taxes to RRA. I carried out a ..... performed from the field such as tagging of mineral before exports and RNRA .... Trading activities shall begin after the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

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Evaluation of Mining Revenue Streams and Due Diligence ...

Diligence Implementation Costs along Mineral Supply Chains in Rwanda. The study ..... (though re- portedly there are indications that financial institutions are slowly beginning to take a more construc- ...... through appropriate documentation as well as “bagging and tagging”, but progressively expanded with its functions...

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Lake Kivu's Great Gas Gamble - MIT Technology Review

Apr 16, 2015 ... It's a Friday afternoon on the Rwandan side of Lake Kivu, and in what was once a quiet cove, a daring venture is taking shape. Floating just offshore, like a giant mechanical swan, is a nearly completed gas extraction platform: 3,000 tons of concrete and stainless steel that will soon begin capturing a...

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Volkswagen founds mobility services company in Rwanda; to begin ...

Jan 19, 2018 ... The Volkswagen brand has founded “Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda”, a company based in Rwanda. The objective is to provide modern integrated mobility services in Africa in future. As part of its worldwide regionalization strategy, Volkswagen is planning to expand its business presence...

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The Quest for a Mindful Smartphone – B the Change

Dec 5, 2016 ... Because the metal is also used in ammunition, Fairphone had to secure permits to certify that its tungsten wouldn't end up in bullets. Schmidt's company followed a formal process to certify the tungsten as a conflict-free mineral and tagged each bag of tungsten so it could be tracked from the mine in Rwanda...

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The formalisation of artisanal mining in the Democratic Republic of ...

Artisanal production patterns. 12. 4.5. Mineral trade. 14. 5. Attempts at formalising the 3T sector in the eastern DRC and Rwanda. 19. 5.1. Government policy and donor intervention. 19. 5.2. .... At the end of 2011, IPIS and CIFOR began the joint project which produced this report: to analyse formalisation efforts in the DRC...

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Security Council Report

Oct 16, 2015 ... Mineral tracing tags conceived to ensure the traceability of minerals continue to be sold on the black market in Rwanda, which can allow minerals sourced in conflict areas in the eastern ..... From the beginning, FDLR presented it as a negotiated disarmament that would proceed only if the Rwandan...

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Boycotting Conflict Minerals? | New School Thoughts on Africa

Nov 4, 2010 ... He says that it is very difficult to trace the source of conflict minerals which is true is one begins the trace from hubs like Singapore or Dubai, but if the trace begins from to the source (i.e. Goma in DRC, and Rwanda and Uganda) efforts might be more successful. His argument that the conflict diamond...

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