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Democratic Republic Of Congo Grappling With Heavily Networked Armed Groups Funded By Gold Smuggling, Security Council Hears, As Expert Body Mourns Slain Members

Tremendous challenges were facing the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the dynamics of the conflict ever-changing, an illicit trade in artisanal gold funding increasingly fragmented but heavily networked armed groups and human rights violations at significant levels, the Chair of the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) told the Security Council today.

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