DRC announces that it’ll start processing all its raw mineral resources to stop processing abroad.

March 21, 2022

The mineral extraction contributed to severe economic, social, and environmental impacts, the reason why they are called conflict minerals. The conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has claimed millions of lives since it began in the late 1990s. The mining facilities cause deforestation, damage land-use practices, and create rampant soil, water, and air pollution. These, in turn, affect local agriculture and limit economic opportunities in the region.

The DRC government announced that Congo would start processing all its raw mineral resources to tackle this. This stops the country’s minerals from being processed outside Africa. This was possible due to securing enough workforces to implement various works and modernize factories to the world standard. The government introduced a policy to procure high-tech equipment to process minerals into high finished products. The DRC government hopes to be a good example so that other African countries will follow and process their minerals.

You May Also Like…

Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu

All Our Names (Knopf, 2014), How To Read the Air (Riverhead, 2010), and The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (Riverhead, 2010) are Dinaw Mengestu's three books, all of which were named New York Times Notable Books (Riverhead, 2007). Mengestu is an Ethiopian native...

UN Women launches its third Strategic Plan in Uganda

UN Women launches its third Strategic Plan in Uganda

UN Women is an international organization that focuses on ending violence against women and girls (VAWG) and creating Gender Equality & Women Empowerment. It collaborates with several local & international organizations and private & government sectors to...

Tsion Haileselassie – Photographer

Tsion Haileselassie – Photographer

As young professionals in the creative industry, it is usual to see people exploring their talents and their true passions through time, regardless of what they have learned in the past few years. Some people stop learning, some do it while learning and others do it...

Ethiopia releases the Online Trade Registration and Licensing System

Ethiopia releases the Online Trade Registration and Licensing System

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration launched the Online Trade Registration and Licensing System (OTRLS) to provide several benefits, such as reducing physical registration, saving time, and avoiding confusion with its detailed information for each...