Gemstone traceability: Kigali plays golden boy, thumbs its nose at Kampala

A bag of tantalum from the Gatumba mine in Rwanda sealed in after being tagged and entered into the blockchain traceability system.
A bag of tantalum from the Gatumba mine in Rwanda sealed in after being tagged and entered into the blockchain traceability system. © Reuters/Clement Uwiringiyimana
Rwanda has revised its procedures to ensure no conflict minerals come out of the country. It could boost its reputation as a "model" African economy while showing up neighbouring Uganda, with which relations remain strained. [...] (453 words)
Issue dated 17/06/2020 Reading time 2 minutes
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