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29 Jun. 2012
Boys pan for gold on a riverside at Iga Barriere, 25... more
29 Jun. 2012
IGA BARRIERE, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Boys pan for gold on a riverside at Iga Barriere, 25 km (15 miles) from Bunia, in the resource-rich Ituri region of eastern Congo February 16, 2009. Ituri is one of many areas of the country to have experienced bitter ethnic conflict between rival tribes in recent years. Massacres have left tens of thousands dead. It is this fighting that led U.S. authorities to take the unprecedented step of naming Congo in section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation act, which says U.S.-listed companies that source gold, tungsten, tantalum and tin from Congo or its neighbours must assure the U.S. stock exchange regulator that their business is not helping fund conflict. Picture taken February 16, 2009. To match Feature GOLD-CONFLICT/ REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Files (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CONFLICT SOCIETY)
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