Reuters reported continuing unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo is stopping the ability of activists to stop the trade of conflict free minerals including tantalum.
As quoted in the market news:
Responding to pressure from campaigners, Washington took the unprecedented step of naming Congo in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act – in a provision known locally as “Obama’s law” after the U.S. president. The act says U.S.-listed firms that source gold, tungsten, tantalum and tin from Congo or its neighbors must assure regulators they are not funding conflict.
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