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SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS ILLEGAL EXPLOITATION OF ...

The Government of the DRC has relied on its minerals and mining industries to finance the war. ... embargo on the import/export of coltan, pyrochlore, cassiterite, timber, gold and diamonds from ...

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Child labour behind smart phone and electric car batteries ...

"Mining the basic materials that power an electric car or a smartphone should be a source of prosperity for miners in DRC. The reality is that it is a back-breaking life of misery for almost no money. Big brands have the power to change this."

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5 Top Tantalum-mining Countries | INN

Rwanda and the DRC accounted for most tantalum mining in 2017. Find out which other three countries produced the metal last year. ... especially coltan, for the past 20 yrs. ... The Experts' View ...

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The quest for conflict-free mining in Congo - The ...

Apr 19, 2018 · Congo hosts a significant amount of the world's tin, tungsten and, especially, coltan, known collectively as the 3Ts (tantalum comes from coltan) — minerals that are found in .

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Alibaba - Coltan Mining Ltd - Coltan

Coltan Mining Ltd, Experts in Manufacturing and Exporting Coltan and 2 more Products. A Supplier on Alibaba.

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Coltan - Michael Nest - Google Books

Apr 11, 2011 · A decade ago no one except geologists had heard of tantalum or 'coltan' - an obscure mineral that is an essential ingredient in mobile phones and laptops. 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 of the relationship ...

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Coltan, Cell Phones, and Conflict: The War Economy of the DRC

Coltan mining has destroyed much of the gorillas' natural habitat, leaving them vulnerable to poachers who kill them and sell them to coltan miners and rebel groups for food. According to park surveys, the population of eastern lowland gorillas in KBNP plummeted .

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Plight of African child slaves forced into mines - for our ...

Plight of African child slaves forced into mines - for our mobile phones . Glasgow Sunday Mail. 07/06/2008. View the original piece. By Charles Lavery. Their bodies caked in dirt from the river beds they are forced to work in, African children are enslaved in lethal mines to power our love affair with the mobile phone. ... Coltan smuggling is ...

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Children as young as seven mining cobalt used in ...

Jan 18, 2016 · Children as young as seven are working in perilous conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to mine cobalt that ends up in smartphones, cars .

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(PDF) The effect of child labour in Africa on consumers of ...

The effect of child labour in Africa on consumers of the cell phone industry ... to assess the ethical impact on consumers of the cell phone industry. ... potentials of coltan and coltan mining in ...

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(DOC) The Calamity of Coltan Mining: An Ethical Look ...

The Calamity of Coltan Mining Danielle Kellar Southern New Hampshire University Professor Parker February 20, 2017 The Calamity of Coltan Mining 2|Kellar, Danielle The Calamity of Coltan Mining Just look around and one can see people of all ages with their heads bowed slightly as they gaze into their hand-held devices such as cell-phones, tablets and portable computers.

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The Politics of Coltan: An Interview with Michael Nest ...

Nov 28, 2016 · The allegation made by activist organisations focused on reducing conflict in the D.R. Congo is that profits from coltan mining were a primary source of funding for armed militias waging war against the government. These militias, so the argument goes, used coltan profits to buy weapons and food, which allowed them to wage war.

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SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS ILLEGAL EXPLOITATION OF ...

The Government of the DRC has relied on its minerals and mining industries to finance the war. ... embargo on the import/export of coltan, pyrochlore, cassiterite, timber, gold and diamonds from ...

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BBC NEWS | Africa | Human cost of mining in DR Congo

Sep 02, 2009 · Commercialising the mining sector is not a magic bullet, but it might be a start if the big operators are closely watched. Mr Yenga believes that for minerals like coltan and cassiterite, a process of certification to ensure the mining does not fund violence - such as with the Kimberley process for diamonds - is long overdue.

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Alibaba - Coltan Mining Ltd - Coltan

Coltan Mining Ltd, Experts in Manufacturing and Exporting Coltan and 2 more Products. A Supplier on Alibaba.

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Coltan - Wikipedia

Tantalum from coltan is used to manufacture tantalum capacitors, tantalum capacitors are used for portable telephones, personal computers, automotive electronics and cameras. Coltan mining has helped to finance serious conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for example the Ituri conflict and the Second Congo War.

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BBC News | AFRICA | Congo's coltan rush

Aug 01, 2001 · In the yard of the Shenimed sorting house, young men are busy sorting and cleaning colombo-tantalite ore, or coltan, as it is known in this part of the world. Regional analysts say the international demand for coltan is one of the driving forces behind the war in .

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(DOC) The Calamity of Coltan Mining: An Ethical Look ...

The Calamity of Coltan Mining Danielle Kellar Southern New Hampshire University Professor Parker February 20, 2017 The Calamity of Coltan Mining 2|Kellar, Danielle The Calamity of Coltan Mining Just look around and one can see people of all ages with their heads bowed slightly as they gaze into their hand-held devices such as cell-phones, tablets and portable computers.

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Thirst for coltan, gold threatens Venezuelan forests ...

This view is representative of the rugged tabletop plateaus found in southeast Venezuela, where the government has proposed the Orinoco Mining Arc.

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Case Study: Coltan and Cell Phones - Healing Earth

Case Study: Coltan and Cell Phones. Printer-friendly version PDF version. 1. 1. ... He writes in his book Land of Gold and Blood that coltan mining — and the civil wars it has incited — impoverishes not only the people's bodies, but also their souls. The daily experience of greed, mistrust, and violence in the Kahuzi- Biega mines break ...

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