Congo's Blood Gold

Thomas Fessy investigates for Assignment, allegations that General Gabriel Amisi Kumba - the second-in-command of the Congolese military - profited from the illegal takeover of a gold mine.

Sources have told him that the general used military force to install a favoured company at the Omate gold mine in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The general allegedly received a quarter of the gold mine's revenues in return.

And he hears allegations that mining has continued at Omate, under military protection, despite a ban on gold mining in the east of the country, which was imposed by President Joseph Kabila in September.

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Sat 13 Nov 2010 06:05 GMT

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