KINSHASA, Congo -- Nearly 5,000 people, mostly women, children and the elderly, have been displaced because of fighting in Congo's North Kivu province...
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Rebel groups are funded by profits from mining activities, and by unwitting American consumers who purchase electronics using minerals sourced from mines in eastern DRC.
Coltan, when refined, is used in many common electronic devices. But Congolese miners have been killed, and women raped, during the 11-year war over the valuable mineral deposits.
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