Posts Categorized: Congo

Communities Finally Receive a Share of Mining Revenues

New mining regulations in the Democratic Republic of Congo favor the development of local communities By Jean Marie Kabanga | POM, Joining Hands Network in the Democratic Republic of Congo In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), it has been common for local communities to bear the brunt of the negative impacts of the mining… Read more »

The New NAFTA Agreement Should Reflect Our Vision for Just and Faithful Trade Policy

The PC (USA) and interfaith groups wrote Congress to demand more progress on improvements to the original NAFTA agreement By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S., Canada and Mexico has been under renegotiation since 2017. Late in 2018,  negotiators from all three countries came to… Read more »

Relocated Congolese Communities Hold Mining Company Accountable

By Ibond Rupas A’nzam | Coordinator of POM, Joining Hands Congo The mining sector is so far the main driver of economic growth in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The mining code and mining regulations issued in 2002 and 2003 respectively attracted a large number of private investors, particularly in the Copperbelt region of Katanga… Read more »

Cobalt and Copper Mine Displaces Kishieba Community in Congo

Abandoned house in Kifumpa, DRC - Jaff Napoleon photo By Jaff Napoleon Bamenjo | Coordinator Joining Hands Cameroon, RELUFA In 2004, residents of Kishieba village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were displaced from their ancestral land to make way for the Frontier Mine, a cobalt and copper mining project currently owned and operated by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC). The residents of… Read more »