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Women in Mining

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has endorsed various international initiatives to promote transparency, good governance, and traceability mechanisms in the exploitation of natural resources. But in all these undertakings, the number of women involved in the fight against natural resources poor governance is insignificant.

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Natural Resources and Development (RENA) organisation for the Muanda community

The project seeks to organise, inform and mobilise communities that are affected by mining activities to engage mining companies and governments (local, provincial and national) to ensure that they benefit (socially and economically) from the extraction and commercialisation of resources.

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Les plaidoyers de la société civile sur l'adoption de loi sur le régime général des hydrocarbures

Les organisations de la société civile congolaise viennent de formuler des amendements sur la proposition de Loi relatif au régime général des hydrocarbures. Ces amendements ont été déposés au Bureau du Président de l'Assemblée nationale, au Cabinet du Chef de l'Etat, au Ministre des Hyrocarbures. Un programme de séance de travail avec des députés nationaux est élaboré.

La société civile attend la session parlementaire de septembre 2013 pour intensifier les activités de plaidoyer au parlement

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Conflict Gold to Criminal Gold

Gold miners in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) no longer fear homicidal warlords and militias but they are still being ruthlessly exploited – by a plague of corrupt government officials, bureaucrats and security personnel, who all demand illegal taxes, fees and levies from the miners without delivering any meaningful services in return, according to a major research report released today.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Congolese mining industry is governed by the Mining Code, Law No. 007/2002 of 11 July 2002, and by the subsequent mining regulations enacted by Decree No. 038/2003 of 26 March 2003. During the post-war period (1999 to 2006) and while the transitional government was in place, many mining and other natural resource deals were signed, which were subsequently found to have been based on corrupt practices. The transitional government and the international community were keen to pass new legislation quickly to ensure that the country’s natural resources could be properly managed.
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