Miners in Congo start petition to resume digging

Goma, Congo • Miners in eastern Congo are seeking to go back to work in territory that has been under a mining ban for three years and is blacklisted by U.S. legislation, according to a petition made public Friday. Their petition, which calls for mines in Walikale territory to be allowed to restart production, was signed by five cooperatives of artisanal miners as well as mine owners, traditional chiefs and other supporters. The ban was imposed across much of eastern Congo on the grounds that mi...

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