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v. t.1.To busy; to employ.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He got rare access to one of them, near Bisie, where the youngsters looking like extras from Indiana Jones spend days on end covered in filth while they cling on the unsafe walls with crude tools to harvest the mineral.
Despite President Kabila of the DR Congo banning mining in the eastern provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Maniema in September 2010, Bisie in North Kivu is the source of about 15,000t of tin or 4% of global supplies.
About 15 planes a day land at the airstrip to export tonnes of cassiterite from the Bisie mine in the deep jungle.
"En la Mina Bisie, parte de esta esta bajo el control de ciertos oficiales de alto rango nombrados por Kinshasa, pero tambien se encuentra parcialmente ocupada por elementos a las ordenes de un antiguo comandante del cndp, perteneciente a la Primera Brigada integrada del fardc que ha expulsado a los agentes mineros del gobierno de la explotacion" (S/2009/253, 10).