Illegal miners vs security forces: an exasperating game of cat and mouse

Artisans mine worker in DRC.
Artisans mine worker in DRC. © Reuters
Katanga and national authorities appear powerless to halt the cycle of security forces chasing artisanal diggers from sites owned by frustrated mining firms only for the illegal diggers to move on to other sites. [...] (593 words)
Issue dated 03/05/2021 Reading time 3 minutes
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