Workspace: Coltan Trafficking - DRC

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The Maniema, North and South Kivu provinces, located in the East of DR Congo have been particularly affected by ongoing-armed conflicts for a long period. In 1994, instability in Rwanda and Burundi prompted the migration of a hundred thousand displaced people into the East of the country, which exacerbated the exploitation of natural resources. Reports by the United Nations attested to the support of the activities of belligerents through trafficking of gold, coltan, cassiterite and wolframite. This network represents the structure of interactions between private -domestic and international- mining firms, public servants and militias operating across the East border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. Initially based on an expert report by the United Nations, the qualitative data about nodes/agents and interactions was updated with media sources to include facts between 2010 and 2015.

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Actors in this Network

Name Actor Type Group Betweenness Degree
COMITRFIEWRI Comptoir- Minerals trading firm 474683.5443038000 8750000.0000000000
PRINBUMICOTL Private - International - Business - Mining company 324367.0886075900 10000000.0000000000
POPAINRWRPAR Political party in Rwanda 316455.6962025300 5000000.0000000000
ZIARFOZDFZ Zimbabwe armed forces 253164.5569620300 7500000.0000000000
3373ad9b6aa35a5a281de143279706cdBSV Dealer and transporter of weapons and minerals 158227.8481012700 5000000.0000000000
PRINBUMICOAA Private - International - Business - Military company 126582.2784810100 7500000.0000000000
ARFOOFUGUPSDFU Armed forces of Uganda 110759.4936708900 7500000.0000000000
BUSRSNMK Businessman 94936.7088607600 5000000.0000000000
ZIBUJAB Zimbabwean businessman 79113.9240506330 7500000.0000000000
CODITRRMNMN Congolese diamond trader 79113.9240506330 2500000.0000000000
PRINBUMICOONR Private - International - Business - Mining company 71202.5316455700 5000000.0000000000
PRINBUCOTRANEXTII Private - International - Business - Coltan trading and exploitation 63291.1392405060 3750000.0000000000
MASAUGLTHH Manager Saracen Uganda Ltd 63291.1392405060 5000000.0000000000
631492f6380f87a833744c2a62ff2a7bC Public-Lt General Uganda People's Defence Force, UPDF 63291.1392405060 5000000.0000000000
CABAMIANMECOFQM Canada-based mining and metals company 47468.3544303800 6250000.0000000000
REMORFCDGRG Rebel movement 47468.3544303800 2500000.0000000000
6314cb9c37b6c9577227795337ccab7fCODRMK Public-National Security Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC 15822.7848101270 3750000.0000000000
PRINBUAATACCL Private - International - Business 15822.7848101270 2500000.0000000000
PAFOSRG Paramilitary Force 15822.7848101270 3750000.0000000000
ZIBUBR Zimbabwean businessman 0.0000000000 0.0000000000

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