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Congo. Scoperta a Luhihi una miniera di oro particolarmente ricca.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-05-23.

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«The Congolese authorities had to take extraordinary measures and ban gold mining after a mountain was discovered in the country, the rocks of which, according to preliminary estimates, are 90% gold»

«Journalists who have visited Lukhihi say that they saw with their own eyes that even with the most primitive washing, the rock gives 60-90% of gold»

«The discovery of gold-rich ore in Luhihi in late February brought throngs of diggers to the site, South Kivu Mines Minister Venant Burume Muhigirwa said, putting pressure on the small village around 50 km (30 miles) from the provincial capital, Bukavu»

«A government decree instructs everyone to leave Lukhihi and its surroundings. An exception has not been made even for the servicemen guarding the gold miners»

«The authorities intend to conduct proper registration of all who intend to mine gold in the area, and control the delivery of the precious metal to the state treasury»

«Gold, diamonds, oil, tin, tungsten, tantalum are mined in this African country»

«The DRC contains almost half of the world’s uranium ore deposits»

«the DRC is one of the poorest countries in the world: up to 96% of Congolese do not know what medicine, running water or electricity is»

«Surely, in the very near future, the particles of the tragedy of the Congolese people in the form of gold, mined by them from Mount Lahihi, will be abandoned in the most unexpected corners of the world – from rings on the fingers of the most beautiful women in the world to game console microcircuits in the children’s rooms of respectable European families»


La Repubblica Democratica del Congo dispone di grandi risorse minerarie e potrebbe essere un paese prospero.

Lo sfruttamento umano ed il depauperamento delle sue risorse naturali, tutti i grandi stati complici, lo mantengo in una condizione di indigenza estrema, che grida vendetta a Dio ed agli uomini.

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Mountain 90% gold discovered in Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Congolese authorities had to take extraordinary measures and ban gold mining after a mountain was discovered in the country, the rocks of which, according to preliminary estimates, are 90% gold.

Thousands of people have already flooded the foothills of Mount Luhihi, located in South Kivu province. With shovels, picks, and sometimes just with their hands, they are trying to extract rich gold ore.

Journalists who have visited Lukhihi say that they saw with their own eyes that even with the most primitive washing, the rock gives 60-90% of gold.

Thousands of people have already flooded the foothills of Mount Luhihi, located in South Kivu province. With shovels, picks, and sometimes just with their hands, they are trying to extract rich gold ore.

Thousands of people have already flooded the foothills of Mount Luhihi, located in South Kivu province. With shovels, picks, and sometimes just with their hands, they are trying to extract rich gold ore.

A government decree instructs everyone to leave Lukhihi and its surroundings. An exception has not been made even for the servicemen guarding the gold miners.

The authorities intend to conduct proper registration of all who intend to mine gold in the area, and control the delivery of the precious metal to the state treasury.

The bowels of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are rich in natural resources. Gold, diamonds, oil, tin, tungsten, tantalum are mined in this African country. The DRC contains almost half of the world’s uranium ore deposits

Journalists who have visited Lukhihi say that they saw with their own eyes that even with the most primitive washing, the rock gives 60-90% of gold.

Journalists who have visited Lukhihi say that they saw with their own eyes that even with the most primitive washing, the rock gives 60-90% of gold.

But still, the DRC is one of the poorest countries in the world: up to 96% of Congolese do not know what medicine, running water or electricity is. This is due to the legacy of the regime of President Mobutu Seko, who ruled the country until 1997 and actually institutionalized corruption, as well as the actions of the government, which, among other things, turns a blind eye to the fact that mining is carried out illegally or through corruption schemes, and the proceeds do not replenish the state budget. and the piggy banks of private corporations and illegal armed groups.

Surely, in the very near future, the particles of the tragedy of the Congolese people in the form of gold, mined by them from Mount Lahihi, will be abandoned in the most unexpected corners of the world – from rings on the fingers of the most beautiful women in the world to game console microcircuits in the children’s rooms of respectable European families.

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Congo bans mining in South Kivu village after gold rush.

A gold rush drawing thousands to a village in Congo’s South Kivu province has driven authorities to ban mining there until more oversight is established, the provincial mines minister said on Thursday.

The discovery of gold-rich ore in Luhihi in late February brought throngs of diggers to the site, South Kivu Mines Minister Venant Burume Muhigirwa said, putting pressure on the small village around 50 km (30 miles) from the provincial capital, Bukavu.

Subsistence mining – extracting minerals with rudimentary tools – is common across Democratic Republic of Congo, and the “artisanal” gold mining is especially widespread in the gold-producing east and northeast of the country.

Miners, traders and members of Congo’s armed forces (FARDC) were required to leave the mine sites in and around Luhihi and all mining activities were suspended until further notice, a decree dated on Monday and confirmed by Muhigirwa, said.

The presence of FARDC at the mine sites – prohibited under Congo’s mining code – contributed to the “disorder” at Luhihi, the decree said.

Muhigirwa said the mining suspension would allow authorities to identify the miners and ensure they are properly registered with artisanal mining regulators.

Order must be re-established in mining activities in Luhihi “not only to protect lives but also to ensure the traceability of the gold produced in line with Congolese law,” the decree said.

Gold production in the Congo is systematically underreported and tonnes of the precious metal are smuggled into global supply chains through its eastern neighbours, the U.N. Group of Experts on the Congo reported last year.