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March 08, 2007

I Question The Timing: Uranium Smuggling Ring In Congo Broken Up

Hmmm... I do believe that Congo was one of the countries British intelligence named as a possible supplier to Iraq, and checking my world map... yes, yes, indeed, it does seem to be located in Africa.

Funny how this comes out after the Libby trial:

An international network set up to illegally use uranium mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reportedly been dismantled.

Scientific Research Minister Sylvanus Mushi said DRC's top nuclear official and a colleague were being questioned in connection with the case.

The official, Fortunat Lumu, and the colleague were arrested on Tuesday.

The move comes amid reports that a large quantity of uranium has gone missing in recent years in DRC.

State prosecutor Tshimanga Mukeba earlier told the BBC that an "important quantity" of uranium was taken from the atomic energy centre in the capital, Kinshasa, without revealing any figures.

DRC's daily newspaper Le Phare on Wednesday reported that more than 100 bars of uranium, as well as an unknown quantity of uranium contained in helmet-shaped cases, had disappeared from the centre as part of a vast trafficking of the material going back years.

Going back years, huh? How fuckin' 'bout that.

Bonus: A British paper charges the ring sold uranium to Iran.


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