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This web-dossier provides information and links on uranium mining in Africa, the problems related to that, and the potential benefits of uranium mining for Africa. The dossier also discusses the links to the EU and what the EU can do to ensure that uranium mining in Africa is sustainable. Finally, it provides an overview of the most relevant links to informing publications and internet sources.
Instead of being the engine for prosperity, the mining and trade in natural resources such as coltan, gold, tin ore are fuelling the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
This webdossier provides an acurate introduction to the Kimberley Process (KP) certification intiative for rough diamonds. The KP is developed to eradicate 'Blood Diamonds' which were used by various African rebel groups and governments to fuel conflict.
Fatal Transactions wants to address the issue of Chinese presence in Africa and inform our public on the rationale and motives behind the Chinese foreign policy on Africa. Moreover, Fatal Transactions argues that it is vital for African governments and their societies to engage in this debate and set the standards for Chinese and other foreign investments entering their economical territories.
Tackling a problem starts with a complete understanding of it. In order to resolve wars, we need to understand what drives them. Therefore Fatal Transactions partner IPIS has launched a research project to develop a research tool that should make it easier to analyse and discuss war motives in conflict areas.
IKV PAX Christi, as part of the Fatal Transactions campaign, is a member of the European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS). IKV Pax Christi started an ongoing campaign in the Netherlands to raise the issue of Sudan's oil exploitation.