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A New Congo Crisis?

Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective; In each issue of Origins, an academic expert will analyze a particular current issue - political, cultural, or social - in a larger, deeper context In addition to the analysis provided by each month’s feature, Origins will also include images, maps, graphs and other material to complement the essay.

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Coltan

Tantalum, the primary mineral extracted from Coltan is also mined from other sources, and Congolese coltan represented around 10% of world production in recent years [27] [28] Environmental concerns Because of uncontrolled mining, the land is being eroded and is polluting lakes and rivers, affecting the ecology of the region.

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RaceandHistory

Since coltan mining is no longer as profitable, cassiterite has become the most desired mineral in the Kivus and the Congo contains a third of the world's cassiterite reserv Cassiterite is normally found in the same mining areas as coltan and its value lies in the fact that it yields tin after smelting.

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Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo

Mar 05, 2018· A CBS News investigation has found child labor being used in the dangerous mining of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo The mineral cobalt is.

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Coltan

In 2009, BBC News suggested that such conflicts also force global electronics companies to face uncomfortable questions in regards to socially and environmentally responsible sourcing 20 While there is a geographic disconnect between those who benefit from coltan mining (electronics users in developed countries) and those who mine it, it seems.

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The great gorilla wipeout

At the root of the problem is artisanal mining and humankind’s ever-growing demand for high-tech gadgets In eastern DRC, coltan and other valuable minerals used in the manufacture of mobile phones, computers and other electronic devices, have been illegally extracted for years , BBC Studios is a commercial company that is owned by the BBC.

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AB Minerals Corp

Coltan Mining in the DRC Jump to Sections of this page Accessibility Help Press alt + / to open this menu Facebook Email or Phone: Password: Forgot account? Sign Up See more of AB Minerals Corp on Facebook Log In or Create New Account See more of AB Minerals Corp on Facebook Log In Forgot account? or.

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Cell phones, Laptops, Pagers and Congo's Coltan

Cell phones, Laptops, Pagers and Congo's Coltan Posted: Monday, July 1, 2002 Originally Published, January 21, 2002, ABC NEWS DRC is home to 80% of the world's coltan reserves PHOTO: BBC You may not have heard of coltan, but you have it in your cell.

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Conflict Minerals Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

Apr 05, 2013· Conflict Minerals Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo Title: , From the BBC: The Human Cost of Coltan Mining By Karen Allen , Then, in 2000, reports began to leak out of Congo: of mines deep in the jungle where coltan was extracted in brutal conditions watched over by warlords The United Nations sent a team to investigate, and its exposé.

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Political Impact

The two main industries in the DRC are agriculture and mining As we move into a more technology based world though, mining is becoming the more promising industry and it is where the current focus is It is within the mining of coltan that the tensions derive from.

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Coltan Mining In The Congo: We All Have Blood In Our Hands

Sep 10, 2011· Coltan Mining In The Congo: We All Have Blood In Our Hands I just recently heard about a really disturbing topic And the most disturbing part about it is that we all have blood in our hands Whether it’s a mobile phone or a PlayStation,for these gadgets to.

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The Eastern Lowland Gorilla: Saving the Victims of Coltan

mining for coltan, which the rebels sell for revenue 17 Land in th e park is cleared by these rebels to make mining of coltan easier, destroying the gorillas’ food sources and habitat 18 The mining of coltan also causes pollution of waterways that are the source of water in the gorilla's habitat Coltan is found in soft r ock by streambeds, and.

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Works Cited

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DR Congo minerals: Most mines 'conflict free ,

Jun 10, 2014· More than two-thirds of mines in eastern Democratic Republic Congo which produced "conflict minerals" four years ago are no longer run by warlords, a report by.

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020909 BBC:Human cost of mining in DR Congo

is an area carpeted with minerals such as coltan and cassiterite, which are used in the production of consumer durables and gadgets sold in the rich world But people are now beginning to ask: What is the human cost of a mobile phone? Scarred for life In Shabunda territory, where Elise was attacked, there have been 112 rapes.

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Conflict Minerals Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

Apr 05, 2013· Conflict Minerals Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo Title: , From the BBC: The Human Cost of Coltan Mining By Karen Allen , Then, in 2000, reports began to leak out of Congo: of mines deep in the jungle where coltan was extracted in brutal conditions watched over by warlords The United Nations sent a team to investigate, and its exposé.

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Mining in the Congo Basin

Mining in the Congo Basin , Recently, mining groups have targeted coltan and cassiterite, rare minerals used in electronics such as mobile phon Oil and mineral exploitation often occurs in the forested areas of the Congo basin, clearing roads and encouraging settlement and deforestation , BBC New (2009) Human cost of mining in DR Congo.

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Blood Coltan

The West’s demand for Coltan, used in mobile phones and computers, is funding the killings in Congo Under the close watch of rebel militias, children as young as ten work the mines hunting for this black gold Blood Coltan exposes the web of powerful interests protecting this blood trade Meet the powerful warlords who enslave local.

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Coltan Mining In Sierra Leone

Caroline Sourt: The Congo’s blood metals - Comment is free , Dec 25, 2008 The coltan mines in the east are controlled by various armed groups One of the , Just as blood diamonds fuelled the civil war in Sierra Leone, the illegal.

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Working Paper: CONFLICT MINERALS IN THE CONGO: BLOOD

(Coltan) is the new major player Coltan is currently the most profitable natural resource the Congo possesses, more so than gold or diamonds, and one of the most cherished minerals in the world13 Because it releases heat quickly, coltan does not overheat or destroy circuitry.

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(PDF) Coltan, Congo and Conflict

PDF - This report evaluates the links between coltan trade and violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and examines the potential for recent legislation to break such links.

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Blood Coltan

The West’s demand for Coltan, used in mobile phones and computers, is funding the killings in Congo Under the close watch of rebel militias, children as young as ten work the mines hunting for this black gold ‘Blood Coltan’ exposes the web of powerful interests protecting this blood trade.

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WJEC

Coltan is a material essential for making our mobile phone batteri The map below shows the location of mines, including coltan, within the DRC Coltan mining and gold mining takes place.

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