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UN Condemns Rebels Wreaking Havoc in Congo; US Shields Rwanda's Role
Veteran journalist reporting from the United Nations
A rebel militia captured Goma, the main city in resource-rich Eastern Congo, with little resistance from the Congolese army or U.N. peacekeepers. Reports indicate the rebels are pillaging and raping as scores of people flee from their homes.
Colombia Vows to Crack Down on Narco-groups' Illegal Coltan Mining
After an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists exposé about paramilitaries involvement in the coltan trade, Colombia is moving to curb illegal mining of the highly sought after mineral.
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Why We Should Care About the Congo
Rep. Howard L. Berman
Represents the 28th Congressional District of California in th...
Despite the difficult challenges we face here at home, Americans are a generous and compassionate people. Our values compel us to fight injustice wherever it occurs, and to reduce the suffering of innocents.
Conflict Minerals 101: What They Are And How You Can Help
Stuffed and Starved
Often, things that seem cheap -- bottled water, fish fingers, Google searches -- are quite expensive if we consider their full environmental, labour and health costs.
Silverback Gorilla Hates New Cell Phones (PHOTO)
Congo Violence Fueled By Common Material In Cell Phones, Laptops
NYCity News Service
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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