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FCPA Blog Daily News

Entries in Democratic Republic of the Congo (9)

Tuesday
Nov212017

Four mining companies disclose FCPA-related investigations

Four companies from the mining sector have disclosed open FCPA-related investigations.

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Friday
May162014

Court (succinctly) denies stay in conflict minerals case

Photo courtesy of Aljazeera, via YouTubeIn a one-sentence order Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. denied the National Association of Manufacturer's (NAM's) emergency motion to stay enforcement of the SEC's conflict minerals.

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Thursday
Mar062014

Conflict minerals: Due diligence, disclosure lessons for compliance (Part 2) 

The four conflict minerals -- tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold

This post is the second in a series of three on the topic of conflict minerals.

The first post examined the origins of the reporting requirement, and this installment will explore what constitutes sufficient due diligence in an investigation of a company and its supply chain.

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Friday
Feb142014

Apple to name suppliers using conflict minerals

Image courtesy of AppleApple will begin publishing names of suppliers every quarter showing whether they have verified the source of the minerals they use.

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Friday
Jan172014

Nations at war

Fifteen countries currently at war against an external enemy or internal insurrection have an average ranking on the corruption perceptions index of 150 (the cpi ranks 175 countries). Two of them -- Somalia and Afghanistan -- are tied for last place at 175. The highest ranked nation among those on the war list sits in the bottom half of the cpi. That's Colombia at 94.

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Wednesday
Sep042013

‘Resource curse’ still haunts Uganda, Kenya

Since discovering oil in 2009, Uganda has not pumped a single barrel and the resource remains unexploited. An historic opportunity has so far been stymied by bureaucracy, law suits, corruption, hostilities with neighbors taking on a military hue, as well as the lack of adequate infrastructure to move the oil to market.

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Tuesday
Dec112012

Are conflict mineral rules hurting Africans?

On a tarmac at Congo's Goma Airport, customs agents seized a Gulfstream jet with millions of dollars in cash on board.

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Monday
Sep172012

Steve Jobs on conflict minerals

Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs was asked about his company's use of conflict minerals. Jobs responded to Derick Rhodes of Wired right away.

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Wednesday
Sep052012

What, Then, Are Conflict Minerals?

Under the SEC's new 356-page conflict minerals rule, reporting companies must now disclose their use of tantalum, tin, gold, or tungsten mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or a contiguous country.

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