Kinshasa, Yvonne Musk, Nevada discussed on BBC World Service


The takes us all the way from the violence afflicting the streets of kinshasa in the congo yvonne musk's tesla factories in nevada we consider this gas mineral that could be threatening the transition to electric cars worldwide going to have to reduce individual or rubbing you'll be no more individuals and one kurt busch litter screen world that's all the government business daily from the bbc yesterday's story is complex and intriguing and it does say a lot about the problems of globalised industry these days it's so complex that you're going to have to bear with me then start though in africa in the democratic republic of congo it's a country that long been mired adding bitter fighting with rival warlords competing for control of its huge mineral resources today the violence is done to deteriorate the problem this year is largely focused on the government's failure to set a date for elections elections were originally meant to take place in the country last december according to the un the opposition and a variety of campaign groups there is no legitimate reason for this delay mennea calling it a straightforward powergrab by the government of joseph kabila new research from the campaign group global witness adjusts the people close to the government could be involved in massive wholesale theft of the country's tax revenues nathaniel dial off global witness explains the drc revenues primarily from mining whether that's culpa cobalt all gold is the vast majority of its export earnings what we found in our is the little six percent of the total value of the aussies mining exports end up in the national treasury to be use on a central public services right so the tax code d on that export money on on those exports is not ending up buildings schools and hospitals and building the roads that the country desperately needs some tax does get through and we have seen some marginal improvement parts the main results allow research has being that's we're seeing huge gaps seven hundred and fifty million dollars worth of mining revenues which should end up in the national treasury on on ending up their term android and fifty million dollars who has got the.

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