Glencore: Another opaque mining deal in DRC

In February 2015, Glencore´s joint venture with Dan Gertler´s Fleurette Group, Mutanda Mining, acquired a further concession for copper and cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The state mining company Gécamines held 30% of the Kawama concession, while Dino Steel International held the rest. They received $10 million and $20 million respectively for their shares.   ... →

OECD complaint against SOCO

In February 2014, the British Contact Point to the OECD published their initial assessment on a complaint issued by WWF against SOCO in October 2013.

WWF claimed that SOCO planned oil drilling in the Virunga National Park in the DR Congo, despite  the park being a Unesco World Heritage area, and national and international regulations that prohibit oil drilling there.   ... →