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I. Summary

II. Recommendations

III. Methodology

IV. Background: Enriching the Elites

V. Human Rights Abuses in the Mongbwalu Gold Mining Area

VI. AngloGold Ashanti – Starting Gold Exploration Activities

VII. Human Rights Abuses in the Durba Gold Mines and Trade Routes

VIII. Trade in Tainted Gold

IX. International Initiatives to Address Resource Exploitation in the DRC

X. Conclusion

XI. Acknowledgements

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June 2005   ISBN 1-56432-332-3

This report was written in English and translated into French.  If there are any inconsistencies between the French and English versions of this document, the English version will govern.  This report was correct as at April 26, 2005.