Closure of Bunagana border threatens Congo’s mineral exports

Published: Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Proceeds from illegal mining and export taxation used to fund rebel campaigns

By Allan Bariyo

Uganda’s mineral transit point on the Bunagana border was closed by the country’s government last week to halt illegal revenue flowing into the hands of the M23 rebels who have taken to taxing merchandise crossing from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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