Rwandan Mining Surges as Minerals Certified ‘Conflict-Free’. by Nick Long, VOA
KIGALI, RWANDA — Industries worldwide are taking a closer look at their supply chains for minerals exported from Africa’s Great Lakes region. They are worried they could be penalized for buying conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo that are labeled as other countries’ production. To counter those fears and build confidence among importers, Rwanda has started issuing regionally approved certificates for exports from its own mines.