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D.R. Congo: HRW Report Halts Purchase of Tainted Gold

A Human Rights Watch report
highlighting two multinational gold corporations for their connection to abuses by rebel groups in northeastern Congo has prompted one company to agree to halt the purchase of "tainted gold" and the other to investigate its operations in the region. Our report, released in South Africa in June, traces how Congolese gold smuggled to Uganda and then bought by international companies supports armed groups responsible for committing horrific human rights abuses against Congolese civilians.

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