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

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The metallic ore, Coltan, is mainly mined in the Congo’s war-torn Kivu region.

 

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In 1998, Rwanda invaded the Congo and seized a third of the country to gain control of the Coltan mines to export the ore to the world for huge profits.

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Comments

  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.