U.S. companies failed to report Africa conflict minerals -report

April 22, 2015 4:01 AM

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WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - Nearly 80 percent of American companies surveyed by two human rights groups failed to meet a U.S. rule requiring they monitor whether their products contain minerals from war-torn Africa.

The joint report by Amnesty International and Global Witness is the first by outside groups to analyze so-called "conflict mineral" disclosures by U.S. public companies complying with the Securities and Exchange Commission rule.

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