8 Reasons Why Your Laptops, Cellphones, Tablets Are The New Blood Diamonds

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Coltan is columbite-tantalite, a metallic ore that contains elements used in mobile phones, laptops, digital cameras and iPods.

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The Congo has 24 trillion dollars worth of raw mineral deposits. The nation holds 30% of the world’s Diamond reserves and 80% of the world’s Coltan, according to the UN.

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  1. Jay Contreras says:

    For the farmers who left farming to mine coltan, I wonder if they have asked themselves if they can eat coltan? Another way to enslave people on short-sighted 'gains'–while local farming could feed populations who now have to rely on foreign 'charity'.

  2. THE ABOVE IS WHY THEY KILLED LUMUMBA, HAVE INSTALLED PUPPET REGIMES EVER SINCE INCLUSDING MOBUTU AND CURRENTLY JOSEPH DESRIRE KABILA, IS WHY THE DR CONGO HAS/WILL NEVER SEE PEACE AND OUR PEOPLE THER CONTINUE TO SUFFER NEEDLESSY AND LIVE IMPOVERISHED LIVES – FOR THE RECOED I DO NOT HAVE AN I-PAD, CAMERA OF ANY SORT AND HAVE AS A NECESSITY A MODSET SAMSUNG GALAXY FAME AND A LAP TOP MADE IN GHANA BY A LOCAL GHANAIAN COMPANY CALLED RLG!!

  3. Cassaundra Gilchrist says:

    How much of that 24Trillion goes back into the financial infrastructure for the people?

  4. Not @ the cost of the lives of our people.

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