On June 19, six executives — the entire board of Australian mining corporation Sundance Resources — were killed in a plane crash in the Republic of the Congo. Australian politicians and the corporate media emphasised the tragedy of their untimely deaths, showering praise on the deceased.
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A Congolese prosecutor has called for three former managers of the Perth-based Anvil Mining corporation to be indicted for complicity in war crimes involvement in the massacre of up to 100 people in the village of Kilwa in October 2004. The slaughter, committed by Congolese Armed Forces soldiers ferried to the scene by Anvil-chartered planes and company-owned trucks, took place 50 kilometres from the companys Dikulushi silver and copper mine in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.