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Uploaded on Wednesday 18 Jun 2014
by Jarle Mjaasund
Taxation system in eastern DR Congo conflict zone - CNDP taxation on local resources
Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID Arendal
Militias, as here from DRC, put considerable emphasis upon controlling entrance roads to cities and the road network, as well as ports, in order to tax any good passing. Here, charcoal, being the primary energy supply to cities and thus abundant in large volumes, automatically becomes a significant source of income to militias.