Africa, a South African firm that controls the Kilo-Moto gold fields in
Zani, DRC. The Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC), led by Thomas Lubanga,
occupied the Zani gold fields in 2002 and stirred up ethnic animosities that
led to massive suffering and depopulation. However, according to Congolese
locals, it was the white missionaries from the Africa Inland Mission
) that deeply divided local ethnic groups.
French tycoons Jacques and Alvaro Hachuel own Mwana Africa.
Mwana Africa’s European director, Etienne Denis, began his long career of impoverishing the Congo at Umicore, formerly the Belgian mining giant Union Miniere, in 1974. The Mwana Africa airstrip at Zani, and nearby roads, were built with USAID backing, and the gold is flown out to Tanzania—one of the most underappreciated criminal players funneling weapons to Uganda and Congo—or sometimes shipped out by road through Uganda. Mwana Africa is also involved in Congo’s bloody MIBA diamond concessions in Mbuji Mayi and the cobalt/copper concessions in Katanga. .......Interestingly, we find that Mwana Africa—whose vast Kilo-Moto mining concessions sprawl across northern Orientale—is also operating in Angola and South Africa, and at five major mining concessions in the so-called "failed state" of Zimbabwe. [2008 Dec] Merchants of Death: Exposing Corporate-financed Holocaust in Africa. White Collar War Crimes, Black African Fall Guys by Keith Harmon Snow
Board: Etienne Denis Oliver Baring