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DRC seeks to stop trading of conflict diamonds

11 february 2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has put in place “measures” to end the trading of conflict diamonds in the vast Central African country.
SABC News reports that DRC would issue out certificates to miners to ensure that gems and other minerals are not illegally traded.
"It means that now we have a certificate which is ensuring that all the minerals that are coming out from DRC are compliant to the requirement on due diligence and the law," DRC minerals minister Maurice Miema was quoted as saying.
He said DRC was also working on improving infrastructure.
"We are aware that the more we improve infrastructure and energy issues, the more we get more investors coming in,” he said.
“So, we are sure that it is no longer a problem, we are moving already towards addressing these challenges."
DRC’s minerals had been in the past taken out of the country illegally and sold into legitimate markets abroad for the benefit of criminal rings.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished