African States wary of potential repeal of ‘conflict minerals’ rule

February 15, 2017

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A possible plan by US President Donald Trump to suspend a rule on “conflict minerals” could help fund armed groups and contribute to a surge in unrest in central Africa, regional states said on Wednesday. Sources told Reuters last week that Trump planned to issue a directive targeting a Dodd-Frank rule that requires companies to disclose whether their products contain “conflict minerals” from war-torn parts of Africa, including Democratic Republic of Congo.

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