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The conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC has claimed more than 54 million lives since it began in the late 1990s Now centered in the east of the country it involves a range of militant groups local militias Congolese and Rwandan rebels and the Congolese army that use control over the country’s rich mineral

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo has some of the
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has some of the

The Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC has significant deposits of minerals and metals including gold copper tantalum tungsten coltan and cobalt For more than a decade the extraction of these resources has been linked to conflict human rights abuses and corruption

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Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

also coordinates FFI’s initiative to address the impact of coltan mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo Richard Burgehas over ten years experience working on humanitarian and development issues in Central Africa including the DRC He is an independent consultant working with the Corporate Affairs Department at Fauna Flora International

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Mines and hydrocarbons  DR Congo National Investment
Mines and hydrocarbons DR Congo National Investment

The Democratic Republic of Congo is known for its mining potential representing 1100 different minerals All provinces are entitled to own mineral wealth The table below illustrates this reality and presents at the same time the different minerals that all provinces of the DRC abound in provinces

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Child labor in the mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Child labor in the mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Apr 06 2016 · The Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC contains vast and significant mining resources including more than 1100 minerals and precious metals With such riches the DRC has the potential to become one of the richest countries in Africa and to guarantee the wellbeing of its populationincluding its children

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How unethical is smartphone manufacturing  Big Think
How unethical is smartphone manufacturing Big Think

Jul 31 2018 · For example 60 of the worlds cobalt supply comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC much of it mined by the estimated 40000 child laborers in that country

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Democratic Republic of the Congo  Belgian paternalism
Democratic Republic of the Congo Belgian paternalism

Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Belgian paternalism and the politics of decolonization The paternalistic tendencies of Belgian colonial rule bore traces of two characteristic features of Leopoldian rule an irreducible tendency to treat Africans as children and a firm commitment to political control and compulsion The elimination of the more brutal

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What Are Conflict Minerals  Source Intelligence
What Are Conflict Minerals Source Intelligence

But what are these Minerals and how do they affect our everyday lives Like the similar issue of Conflict Diamonds or Blood Diamonds the term Conflict Minerals refers to raw materials that come from a particular part of the world where conflict is occurring and affects the mining and trading of

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Ethically sourced iPhones are ruining the Congo   Quartz
Ethically sourced iPhones are ruining the Congo Quartz

Dec 06 2014 · Ethically sourced iPhones are ruining the Congo Go see the gorillas and help save it the wartorn Democratic Republic of the Congo the DRC in Central Africa Mining

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Congo Democratic Republic of the
Congo Democratic Republic of the

tantalum ore and wolframite tungsten ore I PREVALENCE AND SECTORAL DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD LABOR Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are engaged in child labor in agriculture and in the worst forms of child labor in the forced mining of gold cassiterite tin ore coltan tantalum ore and wolframite tungsten ore

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Children mining cobalt in slavelike conditions as global
Children mining cobalt in slavelike conditions as global

Jul 25 2018 · Children mining cobalt in slavelike conditions as global demand for battery material surges The Signal By Angela Lavoipierre the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC a

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Democratic Republic of Congo  Mining Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo Mining Africa

Although the Democratic Republic of the Congo has vast natural resources it is also severely lacking in infrastructure and political stability and is deeply country has and has had several names It is known as CongoKinshasa DR Congo DROC DRC and simply Congo

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Is your phone tainted by the misery of 35000 children in
Is your phone tainted by the misery of 35000 children in

Oct 12 2018 · As I learned on a recent research trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo this cobalt is not awash in cerulean hues Instead it is smeared in misery and blood I

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Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo
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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Conflict Minerals Policy  Ethics  Compliance  Company
Conflict Minerals Policy Ethics Compliance Company

Ethics Compliance Overview gold wolframite and three specified derivatives tantalum tin and tungsten which may have originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo “DRC” or any of the DRC’s adjoining countries the “Covered Countries” in products manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by Spirit AeroSystems

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Democratic Republic of the Congo  Resources and power
Democratic Republic of the Congo Resources and power

Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Resources and power The country’s main economic resource is its mineral deposits mining produces almost ninetenths of total exports The abundance of minerals in Katanga province was among those factors that attracted European powers to Congo in the 19th century

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How Can Business Contribute to the Ethical Mining of
How Can Business Contribute to the Ethical Mining of

How Can Business Contribute to the Ethical Mining of Conflict Minerals Addressing Risks and Creating Benefits Locally in the Artisanal and SmallScale Mining Sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo March 2014

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Cobalt mining for lithium ion batteries   Washington Post
Cobalt mining for lithium ion batteries Washington Post

Sep 30 2016 · “If we all cut and run from the Democratic Republic of Congo it would leave the Congolese people in a devastating position” Pyers said “And we will not be a party to that here”

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How conflict minerals funded a war that killed millions
How conflict minerals funded a war that killed millions

How conflict minerals funded a war that killed millions and why tech giants are finally cleaning up their act By Nick Heath on March 31 2014

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Democratic Republic of Congo  Mining Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo Mining Africa

Although the Democratic Republic of the Congo has vast natural resources it is also severely lacking in infrastructure and political stability and is deeply country has and has had several names It is known as CongoKinshasa DR Congo DROC DRC and simply Congo

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ფაილიWolframite Mining in Kailo2   ვიკიპედია
ფაილიWolframite Mining in Kailo2 ვიკიპედია

ფაილიWolframite Mining in Kailo2 English Wolframite and Casserite mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Julien Harneis from Goma Democratic Republic of Congo Camera location View this and other nearby images on

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Community rights widely abused by cobalt mining in
Community rights widely abused by cobalt mining in

Apr 18 2016 · Community rights widely abused by cobalt mining in Democratic Republic of Congo Research by SOMO reveals that serious human rights violations and environmental pollution are happening in Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of cobalt mining

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Artisanal Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Artisanal Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Jul 07 2019 · The Democratic Republic of Congo is both one of the world’s most mineralrich countries and consistently one of the poorest The mining industry makes up a significant part of the country’s economy with over 90 percent of its revenue coming from the export of these minerals

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Wolframite Tungsten – ZAEL Group INTL
Wolframite Tungsten – ZAEL Group INTL

In World War II wolframite mines were a strategic asset due to its use in munitions and tools Wolframite was considered to be a conflict mineral due to the unethical mining practices observed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the congo wars

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Australian miners back ethical supply of minerals as
Australian miners back ethical supply of minerals as

The global thirst for the minerals needed for new technologies has unearthed the unethical practices of miners in some African countries Coltan mined in The Democratic Republic of Congo DRC

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Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor  Democratic
Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor Democratic

Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC engage in the worst forms of child labor including in the forced mining of gold tin ore cassiterite tantalum ore coltan and tungsten ore wolframite and are used in armed conflict sometimes as a result of forcible recruitment or abduction by nonstate armed groups

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Cobalt mining in the DRC the dark side of a clean future
Cobalt mining in the DRC the dark side of a clean future

Jun 04 2019 · Yanick Kalumbu Tshiwengu a former child miner from the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC is lucky to be alive When he was just 11 years old Yanick went to Kolwezi to mine cobalt Every day he descended several metres underground into makeshift tunnels and perilous shafts dug out by the miners never knowing if he would see daylight and his family again

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Democratic Republic of the Congo  Resources and power
Democratic Republic of the Congo Resources and power

Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Resources and power The country’s main economic resource is its mineral deposits mining produces almost ninetenths of total exports The abundance of minerals in Katanga province was among those factors that attracted European powers to Congo in the 19th century

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