The back-story to Kigali coltan refinery developer Metalysis
Saved from bankruptcy from its acquisition by Power Resources Group, Metalysis is now busy developing a unit to transform coltan into tantalum in Rwanda. [...]
This group of metals used to produce the world's electronic devices - coltan, tin, tantalum, tungsten, cassiterite, tantalite and wolframite - are largely extracted from Africa's Great Lakes region, essentially on the Democratic Republic of Congo side.
President Vladimir Putin and several companies used the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi on October 23 to 24 to get the ball rolling on Russia's strategic plan to muscle its way into the DRC's mining industry currently dominated by Chinese groups [. [...]