Mining sector

The mining sector of the African Great Lakes Region is a crucial topic given its link with the conflict in this part of the continent since decades. In this section, COSOC-GL is providing information from various sources on both the industrial and artisanal mining sectors.

Great Lakes Region »

The African Great Lake region consists of countries that surround the African Great Lakes. It comprises Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. In this section we provide an overall information on mining in the region.
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DR Congo »

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is estimated to have $24 trillion (equivalent to the combined Gross Domestic Product of Europe and the United States) ..more info »
Artisanal sector »
Industrial sector »
Mining legislation »

Burundi »

Burundi is a producer of columbium (niobium) and tantalum ore, tin ore, and tungsten ore, and some deposits of gold which are designated for export ..more info »

Rwanda »

Mining in Rwanda consists of extracting such minerals as tin, tantalum, and tungsten ..more info »

Uganda »

The country's mining history is recorded in the 1920s with work done at southwest Uganda's tin and tungsten deposits ..more info »

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