is a Priest in the community of Cinjira that had to resettle since the Canadian mining company BANRO has started its operations in the Twangiza territory.
is a political activist from Luhwindja. He took the case of BANRO and Twangiza to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). He considers the concessions from Kinshasa to be land theft.
was the administrative director of Somniki, the Belgian mining company that was taken over by BANRO in 1996. He reported that BANRO laid off all 6000 local workers only a few months after they took over of the company.
is a well-known politician in the DR Congo and presidential candidate. He is considered one of the most severe critic of the government of Joseph Kabila, for whom he worked as political advisor.
is a Belgian historian and journalist. In his book “Chasseurs de matières premières” he highlights the history of the Canadian mining company BANRO in South Kivu and the role of the World Bank in the revision of the mining contracts after the Second Congo War.
represents artisanal miners from Bisie and fights for the rights for artisanal miners. He discovered the mine and is the co-founder of the cooperative COMIMPA. In 2011, he had to give up his pit.
is a former rebel soldier from the Sheka group that controlled the mine of Bisie.
is the development and PR commissioner of the Canadian Alphamin Ressource Corporation. The corporation operates in the mine of Bisie.
is the regional manager of the „Enough Project“ which controls the application of the „Dodd-Frank Act“ in Eastern Congo. He is a driving force in the banishment of the militias from the mineral trade in this region. Critical voices consider him and his organization as a lobby of the US economic leaders.
researches the cooperation between transnational regulation and the local mining sector in Eastern Congo as a part of his PhD in political Geograph at the University of Zürich and at the Congo Research Group at the New York University.
is a Dutch politician of the GroenLinks party and a member of the European Parliament. She advocates a stricter European legislation against the commerce of “conflict resources” that is not based on voluntariness and self-certification.
survivor of the Mutarule massacre.
only 3 days after the massacre in Mutarule, she agreed to make a statement on behalf of the UNO-mission. At that time, she was the Chief of Political Affairs of the MONUSCO office in Bukavu. In this position, she was mediating between political leaders and ethnic communities.
is Minister of the Interior of South Kivu. He was the only Congolese politician on-site in Mutarule. He declines all government's accountability. According to him, it is a “regrettable dispute about cattle“.
was the regional director of the MONUSCO-office in Bukavu until 2011. Currently, he works as a professor at the University of Bukavu, leading different research projects on the lack of law enforcement in this region.
is one of the most dedicated critics of aid agencies and the peacekeeping missions of the UN (MONUSCO). She criticizes the negative impacts of the NGOs superficial help that prevent any political change in these countries.
was a political advisor to President Joseph Kabila. In 2006 he became governor of the province of South Kivu.