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Report on Contracts Signed during the D.R. of Congo's Civil War Released

Le Blog du Congolais reports (FR) that a long awaited report on mining contracts signed during the Congolese civil war which ended in June 2003 was finally made available to the country's deputies in the past week or so. The report recommends 1) that several contracts be revoked or renegotiated because they defraud the Congolese state; 2) that several national and international companies be investigated for violating Congolese law; 3) that 17 persons involved with the contracts be indicted for various crimes including money laundering. Le Blog adds that the report is available online.

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