Monday, 15 August 2011

The Dodd-Frank Act – recent developments and the case for urgent action

Filed under: Africa files,Business, Human Rights, Environment — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 13:04 PDT

For the past decade and a half, the trade in metals that power our laptops and make our cell phones vibrate has helped to fuel the devastating war in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The Dodd Frank Act, passed in July with cross-party support, is a groundbreaking measure that aims to cut off a major source of cash for armed groups in the region, including the Congolese army.

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