Britain funding ‘Congo’s holocaust’

The government is accused of failing to act over allegations that British firms are funding mass slaughter and rape in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by continuing to trade in conflict minerals.

A study, published by corporate monitoring group Global Witness, alleges that two British firms Afrimex and Amalgamated Metals Corporation (AMC) are among a number of companies which purchase minerals that fund armed groups in the DRC.

Campaigners have argued that, by doing so, they are fuelling the murderous conflict which has claimed over five million lives.

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